Fred Fassert

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Fred Fassert (born 1938) is most famously known as the writer of the popular song "Barbara Ann," which was originally written for the band that he was in at the time, The Regents. In 1961, the song reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was covered by other artists, including the Beach Boys on their 1965 album, Beach Boys' Party!, with the single reaching #2 on the Billboard chart. Fassert wrote "Barbara Ann" for his sister, Barbara Ann Fassert. His brother, Chuck Fassert, was the original 2nd tenor of the Regents.

Vince Vance and the Valiants covered it with their 1980 hit song "Bomb Iran" which was set to the same tune. They credited him as the composer.

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