Do Wah Diddy Diddy

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!!

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