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The Strangeloves reunited on stage for the first time in 53 years at this year’s with Yo La Tengo's Hanukkah 2018 show at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan, New York City.. The group, at the time, claimed to be Australian but were actually “three good Jewish boys from New York City” — aka the songwriting and production team of Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer whose first claim to fame was writing girl group hit “My Boyfriend’s Back.” (Gottehrer would, among other things, go on to produce Blondie, The Go-Go’s and Richard Hell, and founded music and entertainment company The Orchard.) Backed by Ira, Georgia and James, The Strangeloves performed singles “Cara-Lin,” “Night Time,” a cover of The McCoy’s hit “Hang on Sloopy” (which they produced and played on), and finished with Bo Diddley beat classic “I Want Candy.” You can watch video for “Cara-Lin” and “I Want Candy” below.

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