Hard to believe this song was a B-side — hopefully, Liberty Records won’t make that mistake again:
“I Won’t Make That Mistake Again“
Gary Lewis & The Playboys (1965)
The A-side – “She’s Just My Style” – was part of an incredible run of commercial success: the band’s fifth consecutive Top Ten hit of 1965. “I Won’t Make That Mistake Again” was included on 1966’s She’s Just My Style LP. In 1975, “I Won’t Make That Mistake Again” would serve as the B-side to “My Heart’s A Symphony” in the UK, New Zealand & Germany.
Along with The Lovin’ Spoonful, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, are one of only two acts whose first seven single releases all reached Top Ten (not counting “Doin’ the Flake” – a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes promotional release – which didn’t chart).
45 picture sleeve
Can you spot the typo?
As Ray Shasho points out in The Examiner —
1965 became a momentous year for Gary Lewis & The Playboys. “This Diamond Ring” sold over one million copies and became a gold disc. Cash Box Magazine named Gary Lewis “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and a string of hits just kept on coming. The Playboy’s second hit single “Count Me In” reached #2 on the charts. The band continued to churn out the hits with “Save Your Heart for Me” (#2 Billboard Hot 100 Hit), “Everybody Loves a Clown” (#4 Billboard Hot 100 Hit) and “She’s Just My Style” (#3 Billboard Hot 100 Hit).
Limited edition promotional party platter