Ponderings and pipedreams from the mayor of Minnesota's smallest small town.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Happy Birthday - Ellie Greenwich, Brill Building Songwriter Extrordinaire
Ellie would have turned 70 today. She blew up the Brill Building in the 60's writing such hits as Leader of the Pack and this monster which reportedly put Spector over the edge. Spector paid Ike $20,000 to stay away from the studio during the recording and an additional $22,000 on production, which is probably why he scrimped (with fabulous results) on this promo for the song.