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Top of the Charts: “He’s a Rebel”

Nov. 3, 1962 - Hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 today is “He’s a Rebel,” a recording by the girl group The Crystals. The song, written by Gene Pitney, is about a girl in love with a young man who rejects society's conventions. Despite his being misunderstood by others, the singer claims he is sweet and faithful, and she vows to be the same towards him. The hit recording was produced by 22-year-old Phil Spector.


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