Chart Position: 17

  • Written by Joey Cooper and Red West
  • Vocals: Dino Martin, Desi Arnez Jr and Billy Hinsche
  • Instruments: Wrecking Crew
  • Produced by Lee Hazlewood
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Dino, Deis and Billy are from Los Angeles CA
  • Desi Arnaz Jr is son of actress Lucille Ball and bandleader/actor Desi Arnez
  • Dino Martin is son of singer/actor Dean Martin
  • Singer/actor Frank Sinatra offered a record deal to the trio on his Reprise label after they auditioned for him at Dean Martin’s home
  • All three members of the group were 15 or younger when this song became a hit
  • This is Dino, Desi & Billy’s biggest hit single
  • Dino Martin died in 1987 when a jet he was piloting for the Air National Guard crashed

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