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There's an entire web site about Jan and Dean's 1964 song The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.

It was written by a med student (who later became a doctor), who'd been friends with Jan Berry.

[T]he "union man" would knock on the door precisely as the second hand would hit the "twelve," marking the end of the third hour. If the session didn't end at that second, it was "overtime pay" for the musicians--which was about triple the ordinary rates...

There are six minutes left until the three-hour deadline is up. Jan rushes out into the room and passes out the sheet music to "Little Old Lady." Take One . . . No good. Take Two is finished as the "union man" starts knocking on the door...

It spends the Summer of '64 climbing all the way to Number Three on the Billboard pop charts.