#1 hit TWILIGHT TIME by the Platters was originally a poem written by Buck Ram in college.
What two groups more that any other probably captured the coming-of-age and REBELLIOUS SPIRIT of the teenagers of the 50s? Had to be the backbeats, stage antics and teen situation lyrics of the Coasters and duck-walkin Chuck Berry. Even when the songs weren’t danceable, both were wailing exactly what the kids were thinking. Like the Coasters’ Why is everybody always pickin on me? And Berry’s Cruisin n playin the radio-with no particular place to go.