Then He Kissed Me (1963)

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The Crystals, a girl group produced by Phil Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector December 26, 1940 in The Bronx, New York.)

The lead vocal was sung by Dolores "LaLa" Brooks (born June 20, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY.) When "Then He Kissed Me" was recorded in 1963, Brooks was only 15 years old — and had never been kissed.

Chart position:
#6 (US), #3 (UK).

This was the Crystals' last US Top 40 hit.

The Top Ten Songs: September 28, 1963 (US Billboard Hot 100).
  1. "Blue Velvet" (Bobby Vinton)
  2. "Sally Go 'Round The Roses" (Jaynetts)
  3. "Be My Baby" (Ronettes)
  4. "(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave" (Martha and the Vandellas)
  5. "My Boyfriend's Back" (Angels) 
  6. "Then He Kissed Me" (Crystals)
  7. "Wonderful! Wonderful!" (Tymes)
  8. "Mickey's Monkey" (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
  9. "Cry Baby" (Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters)
  10. "If I Had A Hammer" (Trini Lopez)

Written by:
Jeff Barry (born Joel Adelberg April 3, 1938, in Brooklyn, New York,) Ellie Greenwich (born Eleanor Louise Greenwich October 23, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York,) and Phil Spector.

The husband-and-wife team of Barry and Greenwich were one of the most successful songwriting duos of the 1960s, writing or co-writing such songs as "Baby I Love You," "Be My Baby," "Chapel Of Love," "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," "Hanky Panky," "I Can Hear Music," "Leader of the Pack," "Maybe I Know," "Montego Bay," "River Deep, Mountain High", and many more.

Also by: The Beach Boys, whose version, titled "Then I Kissed Her", reached #4 in the UK in 1967.

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