The Cleftones recorded an R&B version in 1961 and had the biggest hit of their career. It reached #18 on the pop chart and #10 on the R&B chart and was later used in the 1973 movie American Graffiti
. Fifteen-year-old Duane Hitchings, who went on to win a Grammy award for his work on the Flashdance
soundtrack in 1984, played keyboards on the track. In an interview with Rock United
, he recalls that the recording session was cut short when singer Pat Spann, who was dating drummer Panama Francis, was caught in a compromising position with the bass guitarist. "That ended the session. So the last track we recorded was the record," he said.