NEAL FORD and the FANATICS - GONNA BE MY GIRL

NEAL FORD & The FANATICS - 'Gonna Be My Girl' / 'Shame On You' (Hickory 45-P-1433) Jan 1967

In their home City of Houston in Texas, Neal Ford & The Fanatics were a massive attraction. Indeed this 45 hit the number 1 spot in Houston at the end of January 1967.
At first the garage punker 'Shame On You' was cited as the plug side and was played on various radio stations in and around Houston.
But the so called flip 'Gonna Be My Girl' written by guitarist Jon Pereles started to get some plays as well and this song went down much better with the kids and so became the top side.

'Gonna Be My Girl' was the lead off track on Neal Ford & The Fanatics album on Hickory but curiously remains uncompiled after all these years!

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