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  • The unsung Jewish hero of sixties music

    April 6, 2015 | 8:56 am

    “I met him on a Monday and my heart stood still”.  That’s the opening line of the 1963 hit “Da Doo Ron Ron”, one of a string of songs that  vividly captured the essence of teenage romance in a way American popular music had rarely done.  

    There’s been a recent resurgence of...

  • Pop music’s leader of the pack, Ellie Greenwich, dies at 68

    August 26, 2009 | 8:35 pm

    Ellie Greenwich, who co-wrote some of pop music’s most enduring songs, including Chapel of Love, Be My Baby and Leader of the Pack, died Wednesday, according to her niece. She was 68.

    Greenwich died of a heart attack at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where she had been admitted a few days earlier for treatment of pneumonia, according to her niece, Jessica Weiner.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.