"[Singing] We-e-e-ell, Be-bop-a-Lula, she's my baby, Be-bop-a-Lula, she's my baby, Be-bop-a-Lula, she's my baby, Be-bop-a-Lula, I don't mean maybe, Be-bop-a-Lula she's my baby doll, my baby doll, my baby doll. Whoah. What I'm trying to tell you is that it doesn't get much better than that. And I'm not talking about me. I'm talking about "Be-bop-a-Lula."
The first time I heard "Be-bop-a-Lula," I was of course riding along in the car, 'cause that's where you hear great rock and roll. I was in my dad's car, and I just stopped, and I said, "Man, that sounds great." I thought so then, and I think so right now. I do believe that this record is probably one of the greatest records ever made. That voice, man, Gene Vincent. He fooled a lot of folks with that record. I've heard the legend that he actually fooled Elvis' momma, and she was real mad that the King hadn't told her he had a new record coming out, called "Be-bop-a-Lula." Anyway, the sound of Cliff Gallup's guitar, drummer screaming in the background, I think it's what we call attitude. Well, a lot of us rockers have wondered for a long time, why isn't Gene Vincent in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Well, that's about to change. You could have called anybody in the world who loves rock and roll, but I'm the lucky guy who gets to say this. It is my great honor and privilege to welcome Gene Vincent into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "