Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! Today I’m tuning it way back to “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” as performed by Manfred Mann.
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: July 10, 1964
TRIVIA: “Do Wah Diddy Diddy“ was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and originally recorded in 1963, as “Do-Wah-Diddy“, by the American vocal group The Exciters.
It was soon covered by British R&B, Beat and pop band Manfred Mann. Manfred Mann’s version, which was more commercially successful, was recorded on 11 June 1964, released on 10 July, and spent two weeks No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in August, and two weeks at the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October.
BONUS VIDEO: Here’s a recording of the original version of the song by The Exciters.
See you next Tuesday!!