HE'S A REBEL

Latest update on 06/10/2014

Artist: Vikki Carr
Author: Gene Pitney
Label: Liberty
Year: 1962

Five years before her name was associated with less rebellious repertoire (It Must Be Him). Bubbling under hit US.

Covers:

1962:

Crystals [n°1 US; cut the same night as Vikki Carr's, but better supported; as The Crystals were touring, The Blossoms stood in (Gloria Jones, Bob B. Soxx and Darlene Wright, alias Darlene Love); this was Darlene's first recording for Phil Spector]

1962:

Breakaways

1963:

Jacques Revaux [as J'attendais]

1964:

Helen Shapiro

1965:

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

1971:

Moose & The Pelicans [with Darlene Love]

1975:

Elkie Brooks

1977:

Debby Boone

1977:

Greg & Paul [as She's A Rebel]

1979:

Maureen McGovern

1990:

Gene Pitney [as She's A Rebel]

Gene wrote it for Phil Spector's production unit at Liberty, not realizing Phil was about to start up Philles. Reason why these two early versions fought it out on the charts.

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