Aug 7, 2012
Composed by legendary songwriter Marvin Hamlisch, "California Nights" was an instant hit after being sung by Lesley Gore while portraying Robin's nemesis, Pussycat, who was the sidekick of Catwoman.
In the January 19, 1967 "Batman" episode entitled "That Darn Catwoman," Lesley Gore's character disobeyed Catwoman's order to forget about her dreams of singing and instead concentrate on a life of crime.
The video (below) of the episode featuring Lesley Gore's performance of the hit song is most entertaining as well as a classic.
Once the "Batman" episode was aired on television, "California Nights" was a quick million-seller and certified gold record for the young singing superstar.
One of the most nostalgic California songs today, "California Nights" by Lesley Gore still echoes in Robin's ears after all these years.
Lesley Gore | California Nights