Johnny Rivers - Poor Side Of Town ---------written by Johnny and Lou Adler and recorded with a lush string arrangement provided by Marty Paich. The female back-up singers you hear are The Blossoms with the voice of Darlene Love in the lead. The Blossoms (aka The Crystals) also did many backing vocals for other performers including backing Shelley Fabares on "Johnny Angel". "He's A Rebel" and others. "Poor Side Of Town" was the #1 song in the nation during October of 1966.