Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Goodnight Sweet Ellie


Ellie Greenwich went to Heaven this week. She wrote all of these songs in between recording, producing and singing and helping others make their own recording dreams come true.

And Phil Spector never waved a fuckin' gun in this girl's face.

A FINE FINE BOY

Darlene Love

AFTER THE TWILIGHT

Irene Cara

A GIRL LIKE THAT

Nona Hendryx

ALL GROWN UP

The Crystals, The Exciters

AND THEN HE KISSED ME

Willeke Alberti, Richard Anthony, Joanna Bell and The Blenders, Rodney Bingenheimer, Broad Herman With Wild Romabce, Julie Budd, Candy, Dynette Set, Bob Dokas and Custom Blend, Dave Edmunds, Erasure, Gary Glitter, Ellie Greenwich, Jezebel and Chris, Kiss, Lucy Loves Schroeder, Dinah Manoff, Martha and the Vandellas, Juice Newton, Sandy Posey, Joey Pugliattia, Terry Reid,Rock Box, Scratch Band, Sonny And Cher, Rachel Sweet, Sha Na Na, Trixy and The Testones, Moe Tucker, Ted Zabawa, The Beach Boys, The Crystals, The Dacrons, The Derailers, The Dixie-Cups, The Drifters, The Flying Lizards, The Hilights, The Lurkers, The Hollywood Brats, The Joey's, The Marvels, The Monday Blues, The Starlings,

BABY BE MINE

The Jellybeans

BABY I LOVE YOU

Dave Edmunds, Roberta Flack, Annie Golden, Ellie Greenwich, Dennis Hathaway, Bobby Heath, Andy Kim, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones, The Ronnettes

BE MY BABY The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) and The NEA (National Endowment For The Arts).....have included this song on their list of the Greatest Songs Of The 20th Century

Frank Alaimo, Carmine Appice, Graham Bonnet, Shaun Cassidy, Essex, Melissa Ethridge, Gary Glitter, Sui Generis, Annie Golden, Ellie Greenwich, Cissy Houston, Humble Pie, Ivy, Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers, Jon and The Nightriders, Andy Kim, French Kicks, John Lennon, Steve Marriott, Bette Midler, Pink Nasty, Los Gatos Negros, Money Joe, Sandy Posey, Sande Shaw, Ringo Starr, Rachel Sweet, Reparata and The Delrons, Linda Ronstadt, Ruby Starr, Smokie, Fonzi Thornton, Tiny Tim, Twiggy, Whifield III, Ian Whitcomb, Brian Wilson, The Allstars, The Aztecs, The Bay City Rollers, The Beach Boys, The Carpenters, The Chiffons, The Dee Archer Band, The Drones, The Fabulous Singlettes, The Kingsmen, The Midetmen, The Pete Best Band, The Ronnettes, The Searchers, the Yums Yums.

BOYS IN THE ATTIC

Ellen Foley

CHAPEL OF LOVE

Ellie Greenwich, Hit Crew, Holly and The Italians, Elton John, Laverne and Shirley, Darlene Love, Bette Midler, Moonlighter, Judith Muro, Jonathan Richman, Sam The Sham and The Pharohs, Ellen Reid, The Ad Libs, The Beach Boys, The Crystals, The Dixie-Cups, The Electric Flag, The Pfiester Sisters, The Fabulous Singlettes, The Persuassions, The Ronnettes

CHRISTMAS BABY (PLEASE COME HOME)

Mariah Carey, Cher, Death Cab For Cutie, Dion, Flash Caddilac, Ted Harold, Hanson, Husky Team, Jon Bon Jovi, Last Train Home, Darlene Love, Rosie O'Donnell and Cher, New Bomb Turks, Joey Ramone, Reina, Sha Na Na, Brenda K. Starr, Sten and Stanley, U2, The desires, The Searchers

DA DOO RON RON

Another Joe, Frank Alaimo, Shaun Cassidy, Dave Edmunds, Johnny Hallyday, George Harrison, Laverne and Shirley, Bette Midler, Ellie Greenwich, Snarly Grumble,, Karen Kamon, Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas, Mike Love and Dean Torrance, Darlene Love, Ian Matthews, Jack Nitzsche, Alyssa Milano, Sha Na Na, Stormy Weather, Brian Wilson, The Aztecs, The Belmonts, The Carpenters, the Chiffons, The Crystals, The Donnas, The Fabulous Singlettes, The Raindrops, The Rattles, The Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Starlite Orchestra, The Who

DO WAH DIDDY DIDDY

A La Carte, Baby Talk, Bel-Air-Bandits, Count Basie, Patrick Cassidy, Jan and Dean, Neil Diamond, DJ Otzi, Andrew Gold, Lesley Gore, Ellie Greenwich, Black Lace, Los Gatos Negros, Hit crew, Herbie Mann, Manfred Mann, Mr. Al, Reparata and The Delrons, Rock Candy, Silicon Teens, Shoaddywaddy, 2 Live Crew, The Blue Melons, the Exciters, The Fabulous Singlettes, The Fools, The Fun Factory, The Manfreds, The Moffats, the Ronnettes, The Soca Boys, The Sugar Beats, The Young Rascals

DON'T EVER LEAVE ME

Connie Francis, Ted Hawkins, The Hounds, Jan & Dean

DON'T STOP MY HEART

Elaine Caswell

GEE BABY GEE

The Ad Libs, The Dixie Cups, The Butterflys, The Sisters

GEE THE MOON IS SHINNING BRIGHT

The Dixie Cups, The Ad Libs

GIRLS CAN TELL

The Crystals, The Dixie Cups

GIVE US YOUR BLESSINGS

Ray Peterson

GOODNIGHT BABY

Ellie Greenwich, Brenton Wood, The Butterflies, The Imaginations, The Jellybeans. The Searchers

GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME

Ellie Greenwich & Desmond Child

HANKY PANKY

Freddy Cannon, Patrick Cassidy, Creek, Ron Dante, Neil Diamond, Ellie Greenwich, Herman The German, Tommy James and The Shondells, Joan Jett, Link Protrudi and The Jaymen, Los Hitters, Los Rockin' Devils, Sam The Sham and The Pharohs, Tommy Roe, Tony Roman, The Cramps, The Raindrops, The Ventures

HE AIN’T NO ANGEL

The Ad-Libs, Conway Twitty

HEARTBREAKER

B Girls, The Crystals

HE'S GOT THE POWER

The Exciters

HOLD ON BABY

Sam Hawkins, Ike and Tina Turner

I CAN HEAR MUSIC

Curt Boettcher, Ellie Greenwich, Peggy Lee, Freddie Mercury, Ronnie Spector, Kathy Trocolli, Queen, The Beach Boys, The Ronettes, the Ventures

I DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT YOU

The Rockin' Berries, The Shirelles

I HAVE A BOYFRIEND

The Chiffons, Martha & TheVandellas

I KNOW IT’S ALL RIGHT

Sam Hawkins

I WANNA LOVE HIM SO BAD

The Jelly Beans, Dinah Manoff, Chilli Willie & The Red Hot Peppers

I WANT YOU

Nona Hendryx

I WISH I NEVER SAW THE SUN SHINE

Beth Orton, Ronnie Spector, the Ronettes

I WONDER

Supersnazz, The Butterflies, The Crystals, The Ronettes

I'LL NEVER NEED MORE THAN THIS

Ike & Tina Turner

I'LL TAKE YOU WHERE THE MUSIC'S PLAYING

Pat Lynch and The Airchords, The Drifters, The Melodians, The Tremeloes

I'VE GOT A DREAM

The Moodyblues, The Soul Brothers

JUMP START MY HEART

Clarence Clemons

KEEP IT CONFIDENTIAL

Ellen Foley, Ellie Greenwich, Nona Hendryx

LEADER OF THE PACK The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) and The NEA (National Endowment For The Arts).....have included this song on their list of the Greatest Songs Of The 20th Century

Frank Alaimo, Alvin and The Chipmunks, Jana Anderson, Bandit, Buddies, Melissa Etheridge, Wayne Fontana, Bette Midler, Annie Golden, Hit Crew, Good Riddance, Twisted Sister, The Carpenters, The Dixie-Cups, The Fabulous singlettes, The Green Bay Packers, the Shangri-las, The Shirelles

LITTLE BELL

The Dixie Cups

LITTLE BOY

Andy White, The Crystals

LITTLE GIRL

The Crystals, The Signals, Karen Verros

LOOK OF LOVE

Pattie Darcy, Lesley Gore, Ellie Greenwich, The Copycats

LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO MY HEART

The Shirelles, The Elgins

MAYBE I KNOW

Nancy Boyd, Lesley Gore, Ellie Greenwich, They Might Be Giants, The Cappellos, The Seashells

MIDNIGHT FEELING

Cheryl Barnes, Patty Smyth

NOT TOO YOUNG TO GET MARRIED

Darlene Love, Bobby Soxx & The Blue Jeans

ONE BOY TOO LATE

Mike Clifford, Rick Nelson, Bobby Vee

OUT IN THE STREETS

Blondie, God is my co-pilot, Versus, The Dixie-Cups, The Shangri-las

PEOPLE SAY

Flight Recorder, Scott McCaughey, The Ad Libs, The Dixie-Cups, The Minus 5

PLEASE MAKE THE LOVE GO AWAY

The Whatnaughts

RIGHT TRACK, WRONG TRAIN

Cyndi Lauper

RIVER DEEP. MOUNTAIN HIGH

Song Chosen By Australian Press as #9 in a list of the 100 greatest songs - ever

Jimmy Barnes, Jack Bruno, Cold Chisel, Deep Purple, Celine Dion, Tina Charles, Easybeats, Episode Six, Erasure, Eric Burdon, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Neil Diamond, Keith and Donna Godchaux, Ellie Greenwich, Dobir Grey, Group Therapy, Jasmine Guy, Carol Jiani, Lori Johnson, Katrina and The Waves, Richard Kendrick, Cyndi Lauper and Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, London Symphony Orchestra, Long John Baldry, Darlene Love, Kelly Marie, Les McCann, Meatloaf, Mescaline Drive, Harry Nillson, Bill Real and The Rhondells, Savage Resurrection, Ted Roddy, Bob Seger, Sue and Sonny, Gary Tesca, Ike and Tina Turner, Tina Turner, Those Peabodys, Leslie Uggams, Robert Wells, the Aint's, The BB Band, The Flamin' Groovies, The Four Tops, The Saints, The Shadows, The Starsound Orchestra, The Supremes and The Four Tops

STREET-WISE

Gail Boggs

TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT

Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector, Paddy Goes To Holyhead

THE SUNSHINE AFTER THE RAIN

Number One in England on both the POP and DANCE Charts in 1997

Elkie Brooks, Ellie Greenwich, New Atlantic/U4EA featuring Berri, The Bel-Aires

THE SWIM

Laura Benedict, Disney's Dance Along, The Butterflys

THE TRAIN FROM KANSAS CITY

Neko Case, Superchunk, The Dixie-Cups, The Shangri-las, The Shop Assistants

THIS IT IT

Jay & The Americans

TODAY I MET THE BOY I'M GONNA MARRY

Louisa Florio, Ellie Greenwich, Darlene Love, The Crystals

WAIT 'TILL MY BOBBY GETS HOME

Bobby Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Ellie Greenwich, Darlene Love, Martha & The Vandellas

WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT (AFTER ALL)

Patty Smyth, Broadway Cast: Leader Of The Pack

WHAT GOOD IS I LOVE YOU

Ellie Greenwich, Dusty Springfield

WHEN THE BOY’S HAPPY

The Four Pennies, The Chiffons, The Raindrops

WHY DO LOVERS BREAK EACH OTHER'S HEARTS?

Bobby Soxx & The Blue Jeans, Darlene Love

WHY DON'T THEY LET US FALL IN LOVE

Sonny & Cher, Veronica

YOU SHOULD'VE SEEN THE WAY HE LOOKED AT ME

The Dixie-Cups

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tony Bennett In Tan


Tony Bennett wore a smart tan suit and signed his name on hundreds of scraps of paper.

The jet shook and shimmied on the runway like a '77 Caddy at a stop sign.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sharon In Venice


I m y l c. xxxpupxxx

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bill Reid Hollywood Producer


"It was one of my more obtuse lunches since Joey Heatherton goosed me in the buffet line and ate off of my plate at the Hillcrest Country Club during the early 1980s."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Mail That Morning


The mail that morning had brought her a large advance from her publishers. At least, it looked large to her there in the International Zone where life was cheap.

She had opened the letter at a table of the sidewalk cafe opposite the Spanish post office.

The emotion she felt at seeing the figures on the check had made her unexpectedly generous to the beggars that constantly filed past.

Then the excitement had worn off, and she felt momentarily depressed.

The streets and the sky seemed brighter and stonger than she.

She had of necessity made very few friends in the town, and although she worked steadily every day at her novel, she had to admit that sometimes she was lonely.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Lakeway Texas




Lakeway World Of Tennis
Lakeway, Texas
Nikon FE
last century

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

G Is For


"Grits"
51 x 51 "
Ektachrome

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crockett Texas


If you were an animal shopping for land, this would be The Galleria.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Jello




Jellorama Bonanza
The Ojai, Hollywood California
Polaroid Spectra
last century

Friday, August 7, 2009

Gwen Watel


Texas
Nikon FE
Kodachrome 64
Last Century

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marie-Therese


Marie-Therese recalled that the King and Queen continued to be threatened in front of their children.

Her brother would cry and tremble when he heard the jailers describe the ways in which they were going to torture and kill the King.

Marie-Therese wrote that her father would respond with 'calm and contemptuous silence'.

Her mother had always maintained her dignity and poise in front of the guards, but on September 2, a three-day massacre began in the city that broke the Queen's resolve.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Havenhurst Drive


Havenhurst Drive
West Hollywood, California

 
Pinecone Stew