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Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry

Induction category: Non-Performer
Presented by: Carole King

Biography

Jeff Barry (songwriting, piano, vocals; April 3, 1938), Ellie Greenwich (songwriting, piano, vocals; born October 23, 1940, died August 26, 2009)Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich were among the most successful songwriters of the Sixties. In 1964 alone, this husband-and-wife team saw 17 of their compositions make the pop charts. The voluminous Barry-Greenwich catalog includes five songs that went to Number One: “Chapel of Love” (Dixie Cups), “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” (Manfred Mann), “Leader of the Pack” (Shangri-La’s), “Hanky Panky” (Tommy James and the Shondells) and “Da Doo Ron Ron” (Shaun Cassidy). However, that was just the tip of the iceberg, ...

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