On July 4, 1964, The Beach Boys started a two week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "I Get Around". This was the group's first #1. Brian Wilson and Mike Love wrote the song, which is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure—it starts with a chorus and has two short verses. The "B: side of the singles was another hot Beach Boys tune, "Don't Worry Baby." I got to see them several times in Birmingham, Alabama!!!
The Standells are a garage rock band from Los Angeles, CA, US, formed in the 1960's, who have been referred to as the "punk band of the 1960's", and said to have inspired such groups as the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. In 1964, the band appeared on the TV show The Munsters, performing "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and also on the low budget film "Get Yourself A College Girl." They are probably best known for their 1966 hit "Dirty Water".