101 # 1 Song of the Day 10-16-12

The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a band headed by a South African jazz pianist named Michael Lubowitz.  It was written by the same people who wrote Da Doo Ron Ron and it makes about as much sense.


They were the duo of Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.  Lubowitz moved from South Africa to Britain after studying at Vienna State Academy and the Juilliard School of Music in New York.  He took his formal training and started to Rock and Roll and the song you’re about to hear was number one on October 16,  1964.  By this time his name and the name of the band were one and the same:  Manfred Mann (Do Wah Diddy Diddy)