Friday, March 4, 2011

"Surf City" by Jan & Dean.

OK, back to the 60's: Brian Wilson penned this surf classic in '60 as "Goody Connie Won't You Come Back Home". He "gave" it to Jan Berry and Dean Torrence who altered it and gave it its well-known name. Their '63 recording topped the pop charts for 2 weeks and peaked at #3 on the R&B charts (!). First surf song to hit #1 on Billboard. Through Dean's efforts, Huntington Beach, CA has been nicknamed after this song and at least 65 of its businesses incorporate the title in their names. Covered by The Ramones and by The Go-Go's.

Yesterday's answer: "Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite" by The Spaniels. Some say "goodnight", others "goodnite" - we'll never know. How do you spell the bass line intro phonetically? (To-toro, to-tum?)

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