Wednesday, July 20, 2011

US songwriter Jerry Ragovoy dies aged 80

US songwriter Jerry Ragovoy, who wrote songs for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Elvis Presley, has died aged 80. The Grammy award-winning musician passed away last week at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York following complications from a stroke. Some of his famous songs included the Stones' 1964 hit Time Is On My Side and Erma Franklin's Piece of My Heart. He also wrote songs under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. Born in Philadelphia as Jordan Ragovoy, the musician entered record production in 1953, working with The Castelles
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