Thursday, September 13, 2007
Deliberating Whether They Know Him?
Spector, on the right, wrote the song about his father, who had committed suicide when Spector was 9. It was the "B" side of what they hoped would be a hit song on the "A" side ("You Don't Know My Little Pet"), but as things go, the "A" side flopped. Then a DJ in Fargo, N.D., played the "B" side on air. A record distributor in Minneapolis then orders 18,000 copies. Press releases about the order cause other radio stations to play the song. The group performs on American Bandstand. The record hits number 1 and sells 5 million copies.
The song comes from the inscription on his father's tombstone.
More trivia: And remember MoonDoggie? Marshall Leib, the guy on the left, previously had a group called the MoonDogs.