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Life's too short not to be a music industry mogul.
Or so believed Bert Berns, co-founder of Bang Records, songwriter of "Twist and Shout" and the man who discovered Van Morrison. His work may tragically have been cut short, but the hits he made have tremendous staying power. More on rockhall.com...
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Call Number: ML429.B476 S44 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Although his name is little remembered today, Bert Berns worked alongside all the greats of the 1960s—Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector, Gerry Goffin and Carole King. In 7 years, he went from nobody to the top of the pops—producer of monumental R&B classics, songwriter of “Twist and Shout,” “My Girl Sloopy,” “Piece of My Heart,” and others.