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Ellie Greenwich

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Songwriter Ellie Greenwich helped to form and popularize the lady group audio of the first ’60s that included such works because the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las, as well as the Crystals, becoming, along the way, perhaps one of the most respected pop songwriters from the era. Like the majority of of her era, Greenwich was transfixed using the noises of rock and roll & move and, between university classes, hung out at an area record store in her house of Hicksville, NY. Who owns the shop released Greenwich for some label scouts and shortly she discovered herself recording an individual for MCA beneath the name Ellie Gaye. The one flopped, however, however in an instant of destiny she fulfilled aspiring songwriter Jeff Barry in 1962 at a celebration and shortly the two started writing songs jointly, eventually becoming couple. After composing for a couple short a few months, the duo produced an appointment on the famed Brill Building where various other songwriting teams such as for example Leiber and Stoller, Ruler and Goffin, and Mann and Weil where starting to discover achievement. Greenwich and Barry had been taken in to the flip by Leiber and Stoller and started writing and creating for Phil Spector’s short-lived Philles label. It had been during this time period that Greenwich co-wrote a few of her most long lasting tracks, including “Da Perform Ron Ron” and “End up being My Baby.” Greenwich and Barry also documented an album beneath the name the Raindrops, credit scoring with “The type of Boy YOU WILL NOT Ignore.” In 1964, Greenwich and her songwriting spouse teamed up with Leiber and Stoller to create for their Crimson Bird imprint. It had been with Red Parrot that the lady group audio was shaped into excellence by Greenwich, Barry, Leiber, Stoller, and maker George “Darkness” Morton. Providing tunes for the Dixie Mugs (“Chapel of Like”) as well as the Shangri-Las (“Innovator of the Pack”), the Crimson Bird staff created information whose love-struck lyrical content material belied the problem and sophistication from the music. Greenwich continuing to write strike information with Jeff Barry, like the seminal “River Deep, Hill High” as well as the Seaside Males’ 1969 strike “I COULD Hear Music,” but, just like the group of Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, when their relationship soured so do their writing collaboration. Greenwich continuing on within the music market, recording a vocalist/songwriter recording for Verve Information in 1973 and offering background vocals to numerous of rock’s biggest celebrities. In 1984 she included herself inside a musical predicated on her existence titled Innovator of the Pack. Ellie Greenwich passed away of a coronary attack in August 2009 after becoming hospitalized for pneumonia in NEW YORK; she was 68 yrs . old.

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Full Name Ellie Greenwich
Date Of Birth October 23, 1940
Died August 26, 2009, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter
Education Queens College, City University of New York, Hofstra University
Nationality American
Spouse Jeff Barry
Music Songs Be My Baby, I Can Hear Music, Maybe I Know, Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry, The Sunshine After the Rain, I Want You to Be My Baby, Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home, Niki Hoeky, I'll Never Need More Than This, I Don't Wanna Be Left Outside, Goodnight Goodnight, The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget, If You Loved Me Once, Goodnight Baby - Baby I Love You, Another Boy Like Mine, Ain't That Peculiar?, Studio Chatter/Ellie In The Studio with Brooks Arthur, Oh How Happy, Big Honky Baby, Call Me His, Baby Baby Baby, Sad Old Kind of Movie, We're Gonna Make It, A Long Time Comin', What's A Girl Supposed To Do, Couldn't You Wait, Another Boy Like Mine Demo, 28 What Every Teenager Goes Through, Be A Man, Look Of Love, Beautiful People, Gettin' Together
Albums Composes, Produces and Sings, Ellie Greenwich, Do-Wah-Diddy: Words and Music by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry


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1 Co-wrote many hit songs, including "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Then He Kissed Me", "Chapel of Love", "Leader of the Pack", "Be My Baby", and "Baby I Love You".
2 Songwriter, arranger, and producer.
3 Survived by her sister, Laura Greenwich Weiner, brother-in-law Robert Weiner, niece Jessica Weiner, and nephew Richard Weiner.
4 A musical, "Leader of the Pack", was written about her life and the music she wrote. "Leader of the Pack" became a Broadway musical and has also been performed as a high school musical production in several high schools as well as a musical production in a number of community theater groups.
5 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991.
6 Hit #122 on Billboard's Bubbling Under singles charts in 1973 with "Maybe I Know" (Verve 10719).


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 2014 Documentary short writer: "Be My Baby Malalako"
Pretty Little Liars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moone Boy 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Zero Theorem 2013 "Chapel of Love", uncredited
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Blood Ties 2013/I writer: "Then He Kissed Me"
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Phil Spector 2013 TV Movie writer: "Be My Baby"
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron", "River Deep, Mountain High", "Christmas Baby Please Come Home", "A Fine, Fine Boy"
The Mistle-Tones 2012 TV Movie writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
American Horror Story 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 2012 Video documentary writer: "I Can Hear Music" - as Greenwich
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 2012 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
The Voice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
American Idol 2005-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tabu 2012/I writer: "Baby I Love You", "Tú Serás Mi Baby"
Endeavour 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Doctors 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
388 Arletta Avenue 2011 writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Inspector George Gently 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie 2011 Documentary writer: "River Deep, Mountain High"
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "River Deep, Mountain High"
Arthur 2011/I writer: "Chapel of Love"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 1998-2010 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Eureka 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Hooker with a Heart of Gold 2010 writer: "Be My Baby", "Take Me Home Tonight" incorporating part of "Be My Baby"
Dirty Dancing 3: Capoeira Nights 2010 Video short writer: "Be My Baby"
Flipped 2010/I writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Standing Ovation 2010 writer: "River Deep Mountain High"
Campamento Flipy 2010 lyrics: "Then He Kissed Me" / music: "Then He Kissed Me"
MacGruber 2010 writer: "Take Me Home Tonight"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Legends 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright 2009 Video writer: "River Deep - Mountain High", "Be My Baby"
Larry L 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
À Deriva 2009 writer: "Be My Baby"
Taking Woodstock 2009 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Pirate Radio 2009 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" 1963
Bedtime Stories 2008 writer: "I Can Hear Music"
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Baby Mama 2008 writer: "Be My Baby"
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary writer: "Be My Baby", "Then He Kissed Me", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "River Deep, Mountain High"
Idols! 2008 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The X Factor 2004-2007 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Australian Idol 2003-2007 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
In Sickness and in Health 2007 Documentary writer: "Chapel of Love"
Crazy Love 2007/I Documentary writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "I Wish I Never Saw The Sunshine"
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2007 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
How I Met Your Mother 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Happy Feet 2006 writer: "Leader of the Pack"
The Simpsons 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
See No Evil: The Moors Murders 2006 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
ShakespeaRe-Told 2005 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Santa's Slay 2005 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Idols 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" 1963
Monarch of the Glen 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nacktschnecken 2004 lyrics: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" / music: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Skeppsholmen TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2003 music - 1 episode, 2003
Bad Santa 2003 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home" 1963
Idol stjörnuleit 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pop Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Die Frauenversteher - Männer unter sich 2002 TV Movie writer: "Chapel of Love"
May 2002 writer: "Hanky Panky" 1963
Secretary 2002 writer: "It's So Strange The Way Love Works"
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 writer: "I Wanna Love Him so Bad"
The Amati Girls 2000 writer: "Doo Wah Diddy Diddy"
Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm 2000 lyrics: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" / music: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Big Tease 1999 writer: "Out In The Streets"
Edtv 1999 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Earthly Possessions 1999 TV Movie writer: "He's Got the Power"
The Royle Family 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beefcake 1998 writer: "Kind of Boy You Can't Forget"
Tohuwabohu 1997-1998 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1995-1997 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cybill 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stonewall 1995 writer: "Gee Baby Gee", "Out in the Street", "He Ain't No Angel"
Top of the Pops 1977-1995 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Nine Months 1995 writer: "Baby, I Love You"
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 writer: "Leader Of The Pack"
Women of the House 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Derrick 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Takin' Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Natural Born Killers 1994 writer: "Leader of the Pack"
There Goes My Baby 1994 writer: "Leader of the Pack"
Forrest Gump 1994 "Hanky Panky" 1963
Four Weddings and a Funeral 1994 writer: "Chapel of Love" 1964
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992-1993 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
What's Love Got to Do with It 1993 writer: "River Deep - Mountain High"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991-1993 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Heartbeat 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lo Kolel Sherut 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book Three - Satan Claus II: The Elves of Doom 1993 TV Short writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 1 1992 Video short writer: "Doo Wah Diddy"
Father of the Bride 1991 writer: "Chapel of Love", "Today I Met The Boy I'm Gonna Marry"
My Girl 1991 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy Do"
L.A. Story 1991 writer: "Do Wah Diddy, Diddy"
Full House 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Goodfellas 1990 writer: "Then He Kissed Me", "Leader of the Pack", "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Betsy's Wedding 1990 writer: "Chapel of Love"
Coupe de Ville 1990 writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Rude Awakening 1989 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Out of This World 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Moonlighting 1987-1989 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Bridesmaids 1989 TV Movie writer: "Chapel of Love"
The Last Concert: Dolly Dots 1988 TV Movie writer: "Do wah diddy diddy"
Rockin' the Night Away 1988 TV Movie writer: "Hanky Panky"
The Pick-up Artist 1987 writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron When He Walked Me Home", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Wait Til' My Bobby Gets Home"
Who's That Girl 1987 writer: "Chapel Of Love"
Adventures in Babysitting 1987 lyrics: "Then He Kissed Me" / music: "Then He Kissed Me"
Full Metal Jacket 1987 writer: "Chapel Of Love"
Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 1987 writer: "Da Doo Ron Rpn"
Dirty Dancing 1987 writer: "Be My Baby"
Light of Day 1987 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series 1 episode
The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1985 TV Special writer: "I Wanna Love Him So Bad", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
The Flamingo Kid 1984 writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Fame 1984 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gremlins 1984 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Sixteen Candles 1984 writer: "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry"
Where the Green Ants Dream 1984 writer: "Hanky Panky" - uncredited
Dolly Dots 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Streamers 1983 performer: "Boys In The Attic" / writer: "Boys In The Attic", "What A Guy", "Let's Go Together", "The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget"
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound 1983 TV Movie documentary writer: "Leader of the Pack", "Chapel of Love", "You Should've Seen the Way He Looked at Me", "Be My Baby", "Today I Met the Boy I'm Gonna Marry"
A Night at Halsted's 1982 writer: "Chapel of Love" - uncredited
Three of a Kind 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tatort 1981 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stripes 1981 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "Da Doo Ron Ron" - uncredited
Gerzek Saban 1980 writer: "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"
Divine Madness 1980 Documentary writer: "Chapel of Love", "Leader of the Pack"
Quadrophenia 1979 writer: "Be My Baby", "Da Doo Ron Ron"
James at 16 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs Present ABC All-Star Saturday 1977 TV Movie writer: "Da Doo Ron Ron"
Hot Summer in the City 1976 writer: "Leader of the Pack" - uncredited
Teenage Cover Girls 1976 writer: "Be My Baby" - uncredited
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974-1975 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Countdown 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mean Streets 1973 writer: "I Met Him On A Sunday" aka "Da Doo Ron Ron", "BE MY BABY"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benny Hill Show 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul to Soul 1971 Documentary writer: "River Deep - Mountain High"
The Two Ronnies 1971 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mondo Trasho 1969 writer: "Leader of the Pack"
You Are What You Eat 1968 Documentary writer: "Be My Baby"
Hollywood a Go Go 1965-1966 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Big T.N.T. Show 1966 Documentary writer: "Be My Baby"
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series writer - 11 episodes
It's What's Happening, Baby! 1965 TV Special writer: "Be My Baby"
The T.A.M.I. Show 1964 Documentary writer: "Maybe I Know"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956 TV Series writer - 1 episode
De wereld draait door 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scream Queens 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
War Dogs 2016 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
Gimme Danger 2016 Documentary writer: "Out In The Streets"
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Uncertain Interviewee 2016 Short writer: "Be My Baby"
11.22.63 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Music Moguls: Masters of Pop 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
A Very Murray Christmas 2015 writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
The Night Before 2015/II writer: "Christmas Baby Please Come Home"
The Walk 2015/II writer: "Da Dou Ron Ron"
Legend 2015/I writer: "Chapel of Love"
Hades 2015/II Short writer: "Be My Baby"
Bates Motel 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Baby I Love You"
Bette Midler: One Night Only 2014 TV Movie writer: "Be My Baby"
Carols by Kindlelight 2014 TV Movie writer: "Baby Please Come Home" - uncredited
The Vampire Diaries 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stalker 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Transparent 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love & Mercy 2014 writer: "Be My Baby" - uncredited
The Voice Kids 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: "Leader of the Pack"
Glee 2010-2014 TV Series writer - 5 episodes

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Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Girl Groups: The Story of a Sound 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself

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Bang! The Bert Berns Story 2016 Documentary Herself

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