"Kansas City" was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, two nineteen year-old rhythm and blues fans from Los Angeles. It was recorded by Harrison In March 1959 in a New York studio with a trio including guitarist Wild Jimmy Spruill.
Dwayne Bernard Hickman is best known for his ‘’teenager” roles on TV sitcoms. He played the nephew on the NBC series The Bob Commings Show (1955-1959), and the title character in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis on the CBS network (1959-1963). Hickman debuted as a child actor at age 6.
From left: Dobie (Dwayne Hickman) and Maynard (Bob Denver)