R.I.P. ELLIE GREENWICH, JOHN E. CARTER

Dy’er Sez: Ellie Greenwich was responsible for writing  some of the greatest hits of early rock music. Be My Baby, Da Doo Ron Ron, Leader of the Pack, Then He Kissed Me, Doo Wha Diddy (diddy dum diddy doo), and many more. Her legacy continued, and she also had credits as a singer and producer and even had a Broadway show based on her music (Leader of the Pack). She was 68. Rest easy, Ellie, you brought smiles to a lot of folks.

John E. Carter was a member of two seminal doo-wop groups, The Flamingos and the Dells. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once each for the aforementioned groups. As a member of the Flamingos (who are now all deceased) he was one of the people who put together one of the most chillingly perfect tracks (in my humble opinion), I Only Have Eyes For You. He was 75. Sleep well, Mr. Carter, and thank you for the music.

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