Annette Funicello became a teen or pre-teen idol during her time with The Mickey Mouse Club during the 1950s. She continued her idol status during the 1960s as the star of the series of BEACH PARTY movies.
In between, 1959-1961, she established a credible singing career, recording a number of albums, plus placing 10 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.
“Lonely Guitar” was not her biggst hit as it only reached number 50 during its 11 weeks on the Pop Singles Charts, yet it contained one of her better vocals.
The picture sleeve showed Annette just between being a teenager and a woman. It spoke to millions of late 1950s teenagers who were also growing up at the time.