It was a time when The Crowd was a sacred sect meeting in a candy-store temple, and Hanging Out was a full time obligation, with occasional time outs for gang wars and bar fights; drive ins and making out; hot rods and motorcycles. Egg creams and cherry cokes were the nectar of the Gods, and Coney Island hot dogs were tube steaks to teenage gourmets. It was 1957...and coming of age will never be like this again! The names on the draft notices and marriage licenses were beginning to sound familiar. It was the end of an era – the end of their teens. However, they were not about to bow out quietly. "Be Bop A Lula" follows The Crowd as they crammed as much fun and excitement as possible into those final days, which are categorized into 14 chapters, remembered with the rock 'n' roll songs most closely associated with each adventure. Hilarious confrontations with parents, teachers and friends are recorded in "Rock Around The Clock" and "School Days," while "Rip It Up" tells of a bloody fight with a rival gang. "Oh What a Night" is a minute-by-minute account of one of the Crowd's madcap parties, and "Black Denim Trousers" deals with motorcycles, culminating in a disastrous street race. Other chapters, like "The Big Break," "Let The Good Times Roll" and "Get a Job," cover bar fights, hanging out in the candy store, going steady, back-seat love making and failed attempts at finding work. Then, "Soldier Boy" brings down the final curtain, as an era comes to an end . . . but leaving in its wake friendships that would last a lifetime.Available from Amazon.com and www.louduro.com.