MR. LEE

Latest update on 18/07/2013

Artist: Bobbettes
Author: Emma Pought/Jannie Pought/Helen Gathers/Laura Webb/Heather Dixon
Label: Atlantic
Year: 1957

First girl group n°1 R&B and top 10 US to boot. Ahmed Ertegun at the controls. Five young teens from New York with a song they wrote about their teacher. The real Mr. Lee bought himself a case of 45's to distribute among his pupils. Answer song I Shot Mr. Lee ('60) was less innocent in more than one way: their recut for Triple-X won out on the charts against the initial Atlantic take.

Covers:

1957:

Kenny Lee Martin [answer song as I'm Jivin' Mr. Lee]

1959:

Bobettes [sequel as I Shot Mr. Lee]

1988:

Diana Ross

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