Larry Williams


Larry Williams (May 10, 1935 - January 7, 1980) was a highly acclaimed R&B/rock & roll singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer from New Orleans, LA who became famous during the late 1950s. His many self-penned hits include such classics as "Bony Moronie" (1957), "Dizzy, Miss Lizzy" (1958), and "Short Fat Fannie" (1957), the latter of which topped the R&B charts. Several of his songs were recorded by The Beatles and other British Invasion bands.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Bony Maronie (1957)
  • Short Fat Fannie (1957)
  • You Bug Me, Baby (1957)
  • Dizzy Miss Lizzy (1958)
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (1967)

Pop charts debut year: 1957

Years active: 1954-1979

Genres: Rock & roll, R&B, funk, soul

Labels: Specialty, London, Chess, Okeh, Fantasy


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