Life in the aggravating world of the garment industry as seen through the experiences of Wendy Nelson, a struggling young apprentice fashion designer with Lorelei Fashions in New York City.

Needles and Pins - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1973-09-21

Needles and Pins - Needles and Pins (song) - Netflix

“Needles and Pins” is a song written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono. In his autobiography, Bono states that he sang along with Nitzsche's guitar-playing, thus creating both the tune and the lyrics, being guided by the chord progressions. Jackie DeShannon tells the story differently, that the song was written at the piano, and that she was a full participant in the song's creation, along with Nitzsche and Bono, although she didn't get formal credit. The song was written for and originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon. Other notable versions of the song were recorded by The Searchers, Del Shannon, Cher, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Stevie Nicks, Willie DeVille, Thorleifs, Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Smokie, the Turtles and Ramones. It was a number 1 hit in France when recorded in French with new lyrics by Petula Clark entitled “La Nuit N'en finit Plus”. It was also covered by Czech singer Václav Neckář, with a rewritten text and under the name “Mýdlový princ” (“Soap Prince”).

Needles and Pins - Smokie version (1977) - Netflix

In 1977, at the height of their popularity, English rock band Smokie recorded the song as a rock ballad for the album Bright Lights and Back Alleys, and got a European hit with “Needles and Pins”. The song reached number 1 in some European countries.

Needles and Pins - References - Netflix