Produced by

LaLa Brooks of The Crystals

Thursday, April 26, 2012

With ‘60s girl group The Crystals, LaLa Brooks made earworms out of songs like “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “Then He Kissed Me” and the still-controversial song “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss),” which was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Brooks joins us in studio to talk about teen stardom, touring through a segregated south, working with Dick Clark, and more.

LaLa Brooks will perform in a Losers Lounge tribute to Carole King April 26-28, 2012. More information here. Watch this video of The Crystals on American Bandstand...

Guests:

LaLa Brooks

Comments [3]

Robert from Ohio

LALA: Thanks for the music. It saved me and gave me pause so many times while I was in Vietnam. Without your music and others at the time, I would surely have died.

Aug. 14 2013 04:59 PM
mary norris from columbus ohio

why is it, Lala always seems like she is so much more lively than the other girls,,ok, so it must be the fact that she is a true entertainer, i love her attitude and spirit and her music

Apr. 27 2012 12:47 PM
Mike Fluud from Rockaway NY,

I think I heard a interview with Carol King saying it was a Autobiographical.

Apr. 26 2012 02:57 PM

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