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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.
The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.
Neal Smith - "I'm Eighteen"
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."