Jerry again had one finger on the pulse of teen America with his reprise of the Drifters' ''Save The Last Dance For Me''. The song, of course, is excellent. In a 1990 interview, songwriter Doc Pomus tells the story of the song being recorded by the Drifters and originally designated as the B-side of the record. The Drifters' version of the song, released a few months after Ben E. King left the group, would go on to spend three non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the U.S. pop chart, in addition to logging one week atop the U.S. R&B chart. Its pedigree had been well established in the Fall of 1960. In the UK The Drifters' recording … Jerry's version sports some crisp and lively drumwork and memorable pounding piano. To its detriment was the overpowering choral work. Jerry again had one finger on the pulse of teen America with his reprise of the Drifters' ''Save The Last Dance For Me''. But, then, there had been similar complains about the excessive violins on the Drifters original record. He credits Dick Clark with turning the record over and realizing "Save The Last Dance" was the stronger song. With its notably brief running time, the record is a consummate pop record, aimed directly at the AM radio playlists. Jerry Lee Lewis – Vocal \u0026 PianoWayne Moss - GuitarKelton Kelso Herston – GuitarBob Moore – BassMurray Buddy Harmon – DrumsWhen ''It Won't Happen With Me'' didn't sustain any chart action, Sun came quickly with another single.
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