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Veronica’s ‘So Young’ Released In March 1964

One of the earliest Phil Spector recordings for The Ronettes was a cover of The Students’ “So Young,” done at United Recorders on Sunset Boulevard in May of 1963. It was released as by Veronica in March of 1964 on Phil Spector Records (#1). Phil Spector Records #2 was “Why Don’t They Let Us Fall In Love,” recorded at Gold Star Studios and released in July of 1964.

Phil Spector ‘It’s My Party’ Remains Unreleased

In March of 1963, Phil Spector visited the offices of Aaron Schroeder, who owned Musicor Records. There he found a demo of a song called “It’s My Party” and began to build a Wall of Sound production for it. As it turns out, a demo was also in the hands of Quincy Jones, who recorded and rush-released a version with a 16-year-old girl from New York City named Lesley Gore. This became the big hit. Helen Shapiro had also had a version out, but the Phil Spector recording from ’63 remains unreleased.

Phil Spector Career Timeline: 1963 The Crystals ‘He’s A Rebel’

1963: The Crystals “He’s A Rebel” enters the charts. Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans “Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts” b/w “Dr. Kaplan’s Office” released on Philles Records.
1964: The Beach Boys’ “Shut Down, Vol. 2” LP is released, which debuts “Don’t Worry Baby” on side one, track two. This song is the product of Brian Wilson’s new obsession with the productions of Phil Spector, especially The Ronettes’ “Be My Baby.”