Friday, August 28, 2009

Ellie Greenwich, Rest In Peace

NO HOMEWORK FOR YOU THIS WEEKEND
Instead of provoking you to try to figure out why Marc Puckett is no longer the Finance Director in Costa Mesa, or who the City Council might appoint to replace Jim Fisler on the Planning Commission, I'm letting you off the hook this weekend.

THE PASSING OF ELLIE GREENWICH

Instead, I want to give you a couple nibbles of some of the music I grew up with, written by Ellie Greenwich, who passed away at age 68 last Wednesday. Ellie was a remarkable talent who joined with her then-husband, Jeff Barry, to compose some of the most memorable music of the 50s and 60s. In later years she also produced albums and songs for some terrific musicians, and is credited with discovering Neil Diamond. For a list of her accomplishments visit her web site HERE.

Take your time and enjoy some of the music of my youth.

Da Do Ron Ron - The Crystals



Chapel of Love - The Dixie Cups




River Deep, Mountain High - Tina Turner




Leader of the Pack - The Shangri Las




Be My Baby - The Ronettes


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