Sure we all remember this song from the prom scene in “Back to the Future” but this is really one of the classic songs of the doo-wop era.
Wikipedia reports that this article is sort of musical particle board given the fact that it is a melange of several elements and artists. Irrespective of this, the song itself is worth more than the sum of its parts and even though this song caused some strife, it still is worthy of being one of the best doo-wop creations of its time.
Given the success of this song, it seems that The Penguins faded into relative obscurity. Perhaps overshadowed by other bands or perhaps they never were able to recapture the magic they had in this piece.
One should always be grateful to them for bestowing “Earth Angel” on us, however.