Writer: Gene Pitney
Producer: Phil Spector
Released: Aug. '62, Philles
18 weeks; No. 1
The Crystals were from Brooklyn, but Spector was in Los Angeles to record "He’s a Rebel." So he recorded this celebration of teenage bad boys with Darlene Love and the Blossoms under the Crystals name. A sobering footnote: Spector was just 21 years old.
Appears on: Best of the Crystals (ABKCO)