Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies

2009-08-26 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 6 Comments
Legendary songwriter Ellie Greenwich has died from a heart attack in a New York hospital aged 68.

Greenwich is most famous for writing landmark hits like 'Be My Baby' and 'River Deep, Mountain High' with producer Phil Spector and her husband Jeff Barry. As a perrformer and producer, she helped Spector to realise his trademark "Wall Of Sound" production style with the likes of the Ronettes, the Crystals and Ike & Tina Turner.

Greenwich's songs are responsible for tens of millions of record sales, with 25 gold and platinum records to her name. In 1985, she helped create the play "Leader Of The Pack," which was partially based on her life in the industry.

Tagged: Ellie Greenwich

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PanasonicYouth
August 26th 2009
7412 Comments


never heard of her. but. either way.
rest in peace.

Athom
Emeritus
August 26th 2009
17240 Comments


: (

shindip
August 26th 2009
3536 Comments


RIP

cvlts
August 26th 2009
9063 Comments


'Wall of Sound' technique was and still is ace.

RIP

Digging: Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

Greggers
August 26th 2009
2375 Comments


RIP

bernardo06
August 27th 2009
43 Comments


RIP

http://www.dmstith.com/BMB/06%20Be%20My%20Baby%20(Ronettes%20Cover).mp3

DM Stith did a cover of Be My Baby as a tribute.



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