Death of Ellie Greenwich

October 23, 1940 - August 26, 2009
New York, New York | Age 68

'Leader of the Pack' for '60s Pop Tunes
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Her music was the soundtrack of the early 1960s.

Ellie Greenwich wrote some of the era's biggest hits, from "Chapel of Love" to "Be My Baby" to "Leader of the Pack." Working with collaborators including Phil Spector and Jeff Barry, Ms. Greenwich became one of early pop's most prolific writers, known for creating catchy, saccharine songs for all-female groups like the Crystals and the...

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