1966:The Ronettes record Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich’s “I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine” at United Recording Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. The track stands out in the Ronettes’ repertoire as their most dramatic number, and is recorded at the height of Phil Spector’s grandiose “River Deep, Mountain High” period. “I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine” is not released until the mid-’70s Phil Spector International Records series of LPs.
1961: The Paris Sisters appear on American Bandstand singing “Be My Boy.”
1969: The Checkmates’ “Love Is All I Have To Give” and The Ronettes’ “You Came, You Saw, You Conquered” enter the charts.