Tag Archives: songwriters

Lyricist Jerry Leiber Dies At 78

As part of the legendary powerhouse duo Leiber & Stoller, Jerry Leiber was arguably the greatest lyricist in the history of rock and roll. My personal favorite: Is That All There Is?

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80’s Flashback

Boy Meets Girl, Waiting On A Star To Fall, 1988. While writing chart toppers for the likes of Whitney Houston and Bette Midler, real life couple George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam released several singles of their own before this slice of pop perfection broke through, hitting #5 in the U.S. and #9 in the UK. The duo had first offered …

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Ellie Greenwich, 68

Classic girl group songwriter Ellie Greenwich died of a heart attack in Manhattan today at the age of 68. Greenwich and her husband Jeff Barry worked in Time Square’s Brill Building, home to an astounding number of hit songwriters of the era. You’ll know every one of Greenwich’s songs below.

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