November 3rd, 1962 The Crystals at No. 1 with 'He's A Rebel'

Nov 03, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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On November 3rd, 1962, The Crystals started a two week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘He’s A Rebel’, it made No.19 on the UK chart.

Written by Gene Pitney and produced by Phil Spector, it is considered one of the definitive examples of the Spector-produced girl group sound.

In 2004, the song was ranked No. 263 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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