Co-written by Roger (aka Jim) McGuinn, future member of The Byrds, who performed on the City Surfers’ original version.
Jimmy Hannan is best known as a television compere and entertainer, seen on numerous programs from the early 60s.
Bee Gees World notes that the backing vocals are by the Bee Gees
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Single on Capitol #5002. Studio band with Roger McGuinn (aka Jim, future leader of The Byrds) on guitar, Bobby Darin on drums, and co-writer Frank Gari singing.
Full story at the Byrd Watcher website.
Also on McGuinn’s 1996 album Live From Mars.
More recently it has become available on the Byrd Parts Vol. 2 anthology on Raven, the Australian reissue label.
Same title but not the same song as ‘Beach Ball’ by Jimmy Hannan.
With the participation of Bruce Johnston along with Wrecking Crew session regulars Leon Russell (piano), Hal Blaine (drums) Tom Tedesco, Billy Strange and Jerry Cole (guitars), and Steve Douglas (sax).
Multi-instrumentalist Johnston and producer-singer Melcher teamed up for several singles on Columbia 1963-66 as Bruce & Terry, and they both contributed to The Rip Chords’ hit Little Cobra (1964, #4 USA).