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Bert Russell

Bert Russell was a songwriting pseudonym utilized by the legendary maker Bert Berns, especially early in his profession. (His name was Bertrand Russell Berns.) Early partnerships with Phil Medley — which created the best-known “Bert Russell” track, the Isley Brothers’ “Twist and Shout” — and Jerry Ragovoy frequently presented Russell …

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Bert Berns

Bert Berns was among the great rock and roll and spirit songwriters from the 1960s, in addition to being a maker of notice. He worked within the studio using the Drifters, Ben E. Ruler, the Isley Brothers, and Solomon Burke. He published or co-wrote a raft of classics, including “Twist …

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