Who was the Inspiration Behind the Hit Doo-Wop Song, “Barbara Ann?”

By Rebeka Knott
NOVEMBER 02: THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS Photo of BEACH BOYS, Event: Circa '67., Artist: Beach Boys (Photo by David Farrell/Redferns)

How many people know the name Fred Fassert? Let’s face it… it isn’t exactly a household name; at least not anymore. Fred Fassert was the genius songwriter behind an exceptionally popular song from the late '50s. That song is, “Barbara Ann.” The song really needs no introduction; especially if you were a product of the groovy era.