NEEDLES AND PINS

Latest update on 03/02/2015

Artist: Jackie DeShannon
Author: Sonny Bono/Jack Nitzsche
Label: Liberty
Year: 1963

Written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono. See also: Puerto Vallarta. For Jackie DeShannon's own compositions, see: Bette Davis Eyes, Breakaway, Put A Little Love In Your Heart and When You Walk In The Room.

Covers:

1963:

Petula Clark [as La Nuit n'en finit plus]

1964:

Searchers [n°1 UK; also in German as Tausend Nadelstiche]

1964:

Lionceaux [as La Nuit n'en finit plus]

1965:

Byrds [recycled Needles And Pins riff in I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better]

1965:

Cher

1977:

Smokie

1977:

Peter Orloff [hit GER as Bettler und Prinz]

1978:

Ramones

1981:

Tight Fit

1986:

Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks

1994:

Axel Kaye [as La Nuit n'en finit plus]

1999:

Willy DeVille [produced by coauthor Nitzsche]

2004:

Paul Weller

Producer Tony Hatch transformed this small hit (n°84 US) into a big one for The Searchers. His jingle-jangle production worked wonders, while the Byrds didn't even exist. The Searchers' 12-string Byrds sound came from Mike Pinder and John McNally playing their 6-string guitars simultaneously.

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