Question Mark And The Mysterians - 96 Tears 12"
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? wrote the song that would become their first and biggest hit, "96 Tears," with essential riffs and styling being contributed by the Mysterians. The song began as a poem called "Too Many Teardrops", written four years before the band was formed. With its plaintive chorus and Rodriguez's catchy Vox organ riff, "96 Tears" was originally recorded on March 13, 1966, in Bay City, Michigan, as a single for local Pa-Go-Go Records, owned by the group's manager, Lillian Gonzales. The song was recorded on the porch of a private home and became a regional hit in the Flint and Detroit areas.