“I Can Hear Music” – Leader of the Pack
Music: Ellie Greenwich Lyrics: Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, & Phil Spector
The first person to receive a totally implantable cochlear implant acquired the device on this day in 2005. What an exquisite shock it must have been to suddenly have the ability to experience music. In this biographical musical about songwriter Ellie Greenwich, she sings this number made famous by the Beach Boys* after receiving shocking news.
*There is a jukebox musical featuring the tunes of the Beach Boys called Good Vibrations, but it does not include this song.