Chart Position: 1

  • #9 bestseller for 1966
  • Written by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler
  • Guitar: Johnny Rivers
  • Keyboards: Larry Knechtel
  • Backing vocals: Blossoms (Darlene Love, Jean King, Fanita James)
  • Produced by Lou Adler
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This is Johnny Rivers’ only #1 single
  • Later recorded by Fifth Dimension (1967), Al Wilson (1969), Billy Lee Riley (1968), Peter Vee (1970), Lettermen (1971), Beverly Bremers (1972), Lynn Anderson (1980), Arlen Roth (1980),  Joe Stampley (1983), Michael Stanley Band (1986), Joey Welz (1992), Walkabouts (1993), Jon Nickell (2000), Nick Lowe (2001) and many others

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