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Bob Davie wrote this and played the honky-tonk piano. It was inspired by a popular music club in Dallas, Texas where the kids who weren't allowed in hung around outside a yellow door. Presumably "green door" sounded better.
Jim Lowe was a DJ and Country singer who recorded this in an apartment in Greenwich Village. Backing vocals were by The High Fives.
In the UK, Frankie Vaughan's cover version reached #2.
In 1981, the '50s revivalist Shakin' Stevens covered this and took this song to the top of the UK charts. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Martyn Ware of Heaven 17
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.