During the summer of 1968 doo-wop kings, The Coasters (Carl Gardiner, Bobby Guy, Earl Carroll and Thomas Palmer) released "D. W. Washburn" (Leiber - Stoller). It was also used in the production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.
Featuring television's Circus Boy, Micky Dolenz, on lead this was The Monkees (Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork) first single to miss the top ten and it barely got into the top twenty. Stephen Stills didn't get past the auditions. At their peak in the mid-sixties they outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones!