How pop music is made. Case Study #1: Jan and Dean's "Honolulu Lulu."
Jan (Berry) had a late-night snack with song-writer Roger Christian
"over a bowl of tapioca pudding at Los Angeles's Copper Penny all-night
"Producer Lou Adler had suggested the title, and a bleary-eyed Christian
scrawled the lyrics on a napkin, which he neglected to retrieve when the
waitress cleared the dishes. Realizing his carelessness, Christian
asked Berry to help him scour the diner's back-alley dumpster in search
of the rough draft of the song; he finally found the precious napkin at
"'Honolulu Lulu' hit number 11 on Billboard's Hot 100..."
Yet-another story from "The
Nearest Faraway Place: Brian Wilson, the
Beach Boys, and the Southern California Experience."
See also: Jan
and Dean meet a stripper.
Bonus link: That time
Beach Boys recorded with a symphony orchestra.