|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Wiki

"Lightnin' Strikes" is a song written by Lou Christie and Twyla Herbert, and recorded by Christie on the MGM label. The song was arranged, conducted, and produced by Charles Calello and was recorded on September 3, 1965. The backup singers on the recording were Peggy Santiglia, Bernadette Carroll and Denise Ferri. It was a giant hit in 1966, making it to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February and #11 on the UK Record Retailer chart. RIAA certification on March 3, 1966, garnering gold status for selling over one million copies. It was covered years later by the New York underground artist Klaus Nomi. Because of Christie's high pitched tone during the chorus, the song is often miscredited to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

On September 28, 1974, John Lennon was a guest of Dennis Elsas [1] on WNEW-FM, a New York City radio station, where he commented:

"We're gonna play Electric Light Orchestra from last year, Showdown, which I thought was a great record... And for those people who like to know where licks and things come from, which I do.... this is a beautiful combination of I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye and Lightning Strikes Again [by] Lou Christie, and it's a beautiful job with a little Walrus underneath."[2]

edit this info

Details

Select a category and then fill in some basic details that someone might want to know about this topic.
What's your opinion on Lightnin' Strikes?
rate
1 rating: +5.0
You have exceeded the maximum length.
Photos
Lighnin' Strikes
Related Topics

#4 hit single by Neil Diamond in 1969

California Girls

#3 hit single by The Beach Boys from the summer of 1965.

Groovin'

#1 (four weeks) hit single by The Young Rascals in the summe

Hit The Road Jack

#1 (2 weeks) hit single by Ray Charles in 1961.

© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists