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Sandy Nelson

Sandy Nelson's song "Teen Beat" rose to #4 on the charts in 1959. Subsequently he signed with the Imperial label and pounded out two more Top 40 hits, "Let There Be Drums", which went to #3 in Britain, and "Drums Are My Beat". All three were instrumentals (a feat seldom, if ever, repeated). Sander L Nelson was born on 1 December 1938 in Santa Monica, California. He attended high school with Jan Berry, Dean Torrence (who together became Jan and Dean), and Kim Fowley. Read more on

Sandy Nelson has 2 songs that have been featured in movies like Night of the Creeps, The Loveless and Wild on the Beach. What is your favorite song by Sandy Nelson?


Songs from Sandy Nelson

Teen Beat
Drum Dance

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