Sunday, 10 May 2009

TEDDY BEARS - SING! (IMPERIAL 1959) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve mono &stereo + bonus

Were it not for the fact that Phil Spector began as a member of the Teddy Bears, this one-hit-wonder trio would most likely be a minor footnote in the history of rock. Spector moved to Los Angeles with his family at the age of nine following the suicide of his father, whose tombstone bore the legend "To know him was to love him". While in high school in Los Angeles, Spector sang at talent shows and assembled a group called the Sleepwalkers. He formed the Teddy Bears with singers Marshall Leib, Annette Kleinbard (b. 13 November 1940, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA) and Harvey Goldstein (who left the group shortly after its formation), after graduating from high school in June 1958. The group recorded a demo of Spector's composition "Don't You Worry My Little Pet", which Dore Records released. For the b-side, Spector's "To Know Him Is To Love Him" was recorded and it was that side which caught the ear of the public, rising to number 1 in the US charts in late 1958. Following that success, the Teddy Bears signed with the larger Imperial Records and recorded an album (the original vinyl is very rare and valuable today) as well as further singles. No more were hits and the group disbanded after Kleinbard was seriously injured in a 1960 car accident.


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