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August 27, 2009

Why not Bil Keane?

I have to confess that I'd never heard the name Ellie Greenwich until today, but apparently she is one of my favorite songwriters of all time. Among the hits she co-wrote with her husband, Jeff Barry: Be My Baby, Then he Kissed Me, Da Doo Ron Ron, Maybe I Know, Do Wah Diddy, Baby I Love You, Leader of the Pack, (Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry, I Can Hear Music, Chapel of Love, Tell Laura I Love Her, and River Deep, Mountain High.

Start browsing with this playlist (which includes a few tracks written by Barry solo). Track 6 is the Raindrops, a short-lived group featuring Greenwich herself as lead vocalist.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

Comments

Her songs will live forever. LEGEND!

this is getting to be quite the cottage industry for radosh.net. how long until you're composing these posts in advance and waiting for people to keel over? besides your former presidents, your ancient Senators (Byrd, et. al.), and other politicians, you could put some in the can for people like Muhammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, Wilford Brimley, Lindsay Lohan, etc.

Zsa Zsa's high on most death pool lists. Artie Lange's famous for being the next Chris Farley/John Belushi.

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