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It was a number one pop hit in for the American girl group The Shangri-Las. The single is one of the group's best known songs as well as a popular cultural example of a " teenage tragedy song ". The song was covered in by the heavy metal band Twisted Sister who had a moderate hit with their version.
According to Morton,  he wrote the song for the Goodies also known as the Bunnies but instead it was needed as a follow-up to the Shangri-Las hit " Remember Walking in the Sand ".
He said he did not know that he was supposed to have a second idea ready to follow up "Remember Walking in the Sand " until Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Red Bird Records co-owners with George Goldner asked him, "Hey, what do you want David Carretta - Le Catalogue Electronique do for the second record?
The song is about a girl named Betty, who is asked by friends to confirm that she is dating Jimmy, the leader of a motorcycle 三上寛*, 吉沢元治*, 灰野敬二* - 平成元年Live!
上, whose ring they see on Betty's finger. After singing of love at first sight " By the way, where'd you meet him? The parents claim Jimmy hails from "the wrong side of town" and ask Betty to tell Jimmy goodbye and find someone new. Betty reluctantly does as she is asked, and a crushed and tearful Jimmy speeds off on his motorcycle. Moments later, Betty's pleas for Jimmy to slow down are in vain as Jimmy crashes on a rain-slicked surface Leader Of The Pack - Various - Kings Of Rock n Roll dies.
The song was produced by Morton. These vocals were dubbed over the instrumental parts, which had been previously recorded at the Ultrasonic Recording Studios in Hempstead, New York. Billy Joelthen a young session musician, said on November 16, during an interview with Howard Stern that he played piano on one of the demos for "Leader of the Pack," but he was not sure if any of his parts made the final recording.
In fact, the piano part was played by Roger Rossia staff musician for Ultrasonic Recording Studios at the time.
Rossi said, "I remember the date like it was yesterday, there were no written charts, so unfortunately, some musicians kept making mistakes.
As I recall, it took 63 recording takes before Shadow Morton was satisfied. Not you, too! According to legend, to add the authentic sound of a motorcycle engine, one was driven through the lobby of the hotel and up to the floor of the recording studio. No one was arrested, but a ticket was issued. The song appeared in a Broadway musical based on the songs of Ellie Greenwich, Leader of the Packwhich opened in Inthe heavy metal band Twisted Sister recorded a cover version of "Leader of the Pack" from the eponymous leader's perspective, where it is the female lover that was in a car accident, although, in the video, she does not die.
The track was included on the group's Leader Of The Pack - Various - Kings Of Rock n Roll studio album Come Out and Play. It was released as the album's first single and was issued on Atlantic Records. The song charted at number 53 on the Billboard Hot chart and reached number 47 on the UK Singles chart. In New Zealand the single reached number From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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