Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ellie Greenwich

Ellie Greenwich - one of the most successful composers of pop music in the '60s - died yesterday. She helped write "Be My Baby", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Chapel of Love", "Then He Kissed Me" and many others - with collaborators like Jeff Barry and Phil Spector.

My favorite song co-written by Greenwich is "River Deep Mountain High" as performed by Ike and Tina Turner (above). You can see it here.