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Dean Torrence from the group Jan & Dean sang lead on this song of teenage desire. Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys helped write Jan & Dean's 1964 hit "Dead Man's Curve
The Regents first recorded this in 1961. Their version was released after the group broke up, charting at US #13.
Fred Fassert wrote this song around 1958, and got the title from the name of this sister. His brother, Charles Fassert, was a member of The Regents, so he gave it to the group. Guy Villari was the falsetto lead for The Regents.
Capitol Records released this without telling the band. The Beach Boys were trying to gain credibility as a serious musical act, and didn't want to put out such a simplistic song.
This was recorded live for the Beach Boys Party album.
As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.
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