The song “See You In September,” a slow cha-cha of sorts, was written by Sid Wayne and Sherman Edwards, both of whom wrote songs for Elvis Presley. It was first recorded by the Pittsburgh group The Tempos in 1959 and made it to the top 40. However, the version by The Happenings in 1966 rose to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was produced by Bob Crewe for his B.T. Puppy label and arranged by Herb Bernstein. The record sold more than one million copies and was awarded an RIAA gold record
The Happenings were a pop cover band who formed in Paterson, New Jersey, around 1965. They wanted to put their spin, as it were, on songs, such as “See You In September,” that had proven they could be a hit. They also had success with “I Got Rhythm” and “Go Away Little Girl,” among others. Original members were Bob Miranda, David Libert, Tom Giuliano, and Ralph DiVito. There have been lineup changes, of course, but they continued to perform for many decades.