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YoungWillz

Posted 29 January 2016 - 12:37 AM

William E Martin (aka Bill Martin), who wrote for The Monkees, Harry Nilsson and The Turtles died on 27th January, aged 70. http://www.monkeesco...-to-bill-martin and https://twitter.com/...838890386780168

 

Also wrote the screenplay for, and was the model for Bigfoot in, Harry And The Hendersons and was a voice actor in the animated series Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc etc.

 

Rainmaker: https://youtu.be/V1nuq1sbhlk


YoungWillz

Posted 16 December 2015 - 05:32 AM

Luigi Creatore of the songwriting partnership Hugo & Luigi has died at the age of 93. http://www.nytimes.c...ss&emc=rss&_r=0

 

Presley hits include Can't Help Falling In Love and Wild In The Country and also adapted a song which became The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

 

Here's their US No 1 that they produced for Jimmie Rodgers with Honeycomb: https://youtu.be/t3ETE1KSAiQ


Phantom

Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

Report of the death of Wayne Bickerton  at 74. Along with Tony Waddington, he co-wrote The Rubettes' hits as well as Sugar Candy Kisses for Mac and Katie Kissoon. http://www.udiscover...e-bickerton-rip

 

Sugar Baby Love: https://youtu.be/R7j7XSOOZD8

 

I saw that come up on Wikipedia, but tried to look for a link to confirm it, but couldn't find anything at the time.


JQW

Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:20 PM

Report of the death of Wayne Bickerton  at 74. Along with Tony Waddington, he co-wrote The Rubettes' hits as well as Sugar Candy Kisses for Mac and Katie Kissoon. http://www.udiscover...e-bickerton-rip

 

Sugar Baby Love: https://youtu.be/R7j7XSOOZD8

 

He also penned The Flirtations "Nothing But A Heartache": 


YoungWillz

Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:04 PM

Report of the death of Wayne Bickerton  at 74. Along with Tony Waddington, he co-wrote The Rubettes' hits as well as Sugar Candy Kisses for Mac and Katie Kissoon. http://www.udiscover...e-bickerton-rip

 

Sugar Baby Love: https://youtu.be/R7j7XSOOZD8


YoungWillz

Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:31 PM

Glen Campbell continues to outlive his songwriters. Ted Harris has died at 78. http://www.contactmu...is-dies_5042805

 

Responsible for The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (Rules The World): https://youtu.be/g6MGou_HzbM

 

Also wrote Crystal Chandeliers for Charley Pride, although us Scots remember the Sydney Devine version being played interminably!


Sir Creep

Posted 17 November 2015 - 01:01 AM

P F Sloan has died at 70 from pancreatic cancer. http://www.ew.com/ar...sloan-dead-dies
 
Probably his best known hit was Eve Of Destruction: https://youtu.be/qfZVu0alU0I
 
Which is one of my karaoke numbers. RIP.


Eve of Extinction.

DevonDeathTrip

Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:09 PM

P F Sloan has died at 70 from pancreatic cancer. http

 

://www.ew.com/article/2015/11/16/pf-sloan-dead-dies

 

Probably his best known hit was Eve Of Destruction: https://youtu.be/qfZVu0alU0I

 

Which is one of my karaoke numbers. RIP.

 

Bugger, he was in my DDP squad for next year and I was hoping he would be a unique pick.  


YoungWillz

Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:59 PM

 

P F Sloan has died at 70 from pancreatic cancer. http://www.ew.com/ar...sloan-dead-dies
 
Probably his best known hit was Eve Of Destruction: https://youtu.be/qfZVu0alU0I
 
Which is one of my karaoke numbers. RIP.

so it was the eve of destruction for your family's ears?

 

 

Hey MBK. I'm a gifted amateur he he. Good comeback though. I think Eve of Destruction is still quite an apt song, given the words over on the Terrorist thread at the mo.


Phantom

Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:55 PM

P F Sloan has died at 70 from pancreatic cancer. http://www.ew.com/ar...sloan-dead-dies

 

Probably his best known hit was Eve Of Destruction: https://youtu.be/qfZVu0alU0I

 

Which is one of my karaoke numbers. RIP.

 

And "Secret Agent Man" which was a hit for Johnny Rivers


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