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NAME Paul Stawinski Unclepaulie
URL http://theclu.com

COMMENTS

Even though he left us early who else can say the they were at so many historic musical events in sprit.
Beatles at Shea Stadium !!!
Woodstock !!!
Monteray Pop festival !!!
and so many more.
And of course at my first gig as lead singer of the Paz Folly, we did Hang on Sloopy as our opening song. Thanks Bert
DATE Wednesday, August 7th 2013 - 09:57:43 AM

NAME Gertsy

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Bert. Thankyou. You've left the world is a better place. The epitome of our reason for being. Praise for the praise worthy.
"Here comes the night".
DATE Tuesday, April 23rd 2013 - 04:19:20 AM

NAME Jim

COMMENTS

Very impressive work.
DATE Thursday, February 21st 2013 - 03:33:02 PM

NAME Robert Silverstein
URL http://mwe3.com

COMMENTS

Thank you forever Bert, may you rock the universal gardens
DATE Wednesday, November 2nd 2011 - 10:13:16 PM

NAME Davi Allard

COMMENTS

Very nice tribute show to Mr. Berns on The Andrew Loog Oldham Radio Show this past weekend on the Underground garage sirus/xm
DATE Tuesday, December 28th 2010 - 10:33:52 AM

NAME Robert Ferraro

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Being both music lover and musician, people like Bert are an eternal inspiration. I was shocked when I discovered that Bert produced a 45 for a group in 1964 called "Hans, Chris & Anderson" on ATCO, and my dearest friend's uncle was in that group, and the production is fantastic, even by today's standards. Bert left boatloads of music behind for the world to enjoy : - )
DATE Saturday, December 4th 2010 - 06:21:29 AM

NAME Kim Fowley
URL http://www.kimfowley.com

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I met Bert Berns in person, on Sunset Blvd./Hollywood, USA, when he was acting as "tour manager" for Van Morrison. He was very stressed that afternoon...while Van was sound checking inside a long forgotten Sunset Blvd. venue. Bert had a Robert Mithchum(Thunder Road era vibe)...he also resembled Gene Vincent, who I produced in 1969. At that point in time, I had produced Them spin-off group: Belfast Gypsies. They had Jackie McAuley(keyboards) & his brother John on drums. Both brothers were in the version of Them that Bert produced. I didn't mention that fact, instead I listened to Bert tell me how he preferred the studio over touring. I never told him I was in the music business, or my name. I was there to learn. I also never toured with ANY of my artists after that brief meeting. Check out part of my story in 'The Runaways' movie (Sony DVD). There are scenes about me not touring with the girls. Thanks, Bert. You saved me time & money. Bert's kids Brett & Cassandra are doing a great job of preserving his legacy. Bert would be proud.
DATE Thursday, October 28th 2010 - 02:23:22 PM

NAME Paul Cooper
URL http://www.cdbaby.com/paulcooper

COMMENTS

Thanks to Taylor in Israel for leading me to this site, it is so good to learn about Bert Berns, RIP, and thank him for all his wonderful music.
DATE Sunday, February 14th 2010 - 08:28:43 AM

NAME BillyB of St. Louis & L.A.

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I've always preferred him to the other songwriting Burt, overall. His craftsmanship has made me a better musician. (BTW, isn't the last link below misspelled?)
DATE Friday, January 15th 2010 - 02:00:31 AM

NAME swoz
URL http://www.oldiesrarerecords.com

COMMENTS

am proud to put a tribute to bert. linking my site direct to yours,bringing the soul world even more closer to your site and understanding a great music talent,that the world lost.
DATE Tuesday, November 17th 2009 - 02:00:44 AM

NAME Peter Burns
URL http://www.SoulMusic.com

COMMENTS

Just thought you might like to checkout the 5000+ word feature on Bert Berns on www.SoulMusicHQ.com in earshot 14. Best > Peter Burns
DATE Monday, November 16th 2009 - 06:03:40 PM

NAME Martin Schaffranek

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We all thank Bert Russell for his contribution of "Hang on Sloopy". It will be in Ohio State University history forever!
DATE Monday, November 9th 2009 - 05:14:51 PM

NAME Victor A. Caceres
URL http://www.myspace.com/singlevranch

COMMENTS

It seems we traveled in the same circles in NYC but sadly, never met. I've played most, if not all, of his music. Always loved his fluid melodies and well thoughtout words.
So sad that he was taken from us as such a young age.
DATE Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 - 10:11:07 AM

NAME Joe Tate
URL http://theredlegs.com

COMMENTS

I didn't know about Bert Berns until recently. I was playing with a singer named Boudeeka in California and she performs "Piece Of My Heart" in the Summer Of Love Revue. I could hardly handle the guitar stuff but I did a little research and learned about Bert Berns. I had thought the song originated in Big Brother And The Holding Company. Then all his other compositions came to light. Amazing! I stand in awe.
DATE Tuesday, October 27th 2009 - 09:48:41 AM

NAME colin white

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when buying my music in the sixties, i didn't realise back then just how much i loved bert bern's music and creative style, boy! i know now!, i guess it is fair to say that he created the city soul genre, single-handedly. without bert berns, i probably would have lived with a diet of brit-pop! thank you for saving me from all that, bert, and god bless, wherever you are.
a friend is involved in the commission of tv documentaries, and i hope to interest him in the concept of the life and career of bert, watch this space....
DATE Saturday, August 8th 2009 - 01:42:10 AM

NAME Charlie Bock
URL http://bockset@mac.com

COMMENTS

I love all of Bert's songs.They simply have a "Groove" unto themselves.
His archive is truly the sound and heart of America at the time while
transcending humanity at it's perfect reduction into timelessness.
DATE Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 05:22:09 PM

NAME Nick Pantano
URL http://groups.google.com/group/the-pittsburgh-sounds

COMMENTS

One of your songs was just uploaded on my group site 'The Pittsburgh Sounds' 'You'd Better Come Home' and while researching it i came across your site.
DATE Tuesday, April 14th 2009 - 02:09:29 PM

NAME louis degrassi

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incorrect: Berns' career was...... correct: Berns's career...... thank you. excellent info on a Tremendous talent.
DATE Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 08:15:14 AM

NAME Andrea Berman

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love the website........
DATE Thursday, February 5th 2009 - 05:27:39 PM

NAME Steve Smith

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I'm Gonna Run Away From You by Tammi Lynn was a favourite of mine. When I found out who wrote it I searched for more info on Bert Berns and was surprised to see he had written so many classics. This guy should be world famous.
DATE Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 04:00:30 PM

NAME Louis Lofredo

COMMENTS

I know Your Mother for maany years. How is Eileen?
I see that your sister and you are attending MIDEM 2008.

I am the head producer at K-tel please contact me for a get together.
DATE Sunday, November 25th 2007 - 09:45:05 PM

NAME Brian Caddell

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First time I've visited the site, and I'm staggered by the amount of music he was involved with that I loved in the '60s in Melbourne, Australia. YBCH is still a classic.
DATE Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 11:28:09 PM

NAME Jim Downing
URL http://www.thezigsband.com

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I was 19 in 1967. I was a guitarist from Tulsa playing with The Unusuals at The Wagon Wheel on 45th off Times Square. I hear a band doing "Are You Lonely For Me Baby?" and the song knocked everyone out. It never got airplay in Tulsa. When I started doing it back home and people loved it, I knew it was a winner. I've done it for 40 years and it always works. I recorded it in 1980 with Flying Horse. Gus Hardin and Betsy Smittle (Garth Brooks' sister) sang back-up on it.It was years before I found out anything about Berns and how much great work he'd done. I only discovered him right before he died. What a talent. I wish I could write like him, and I wish he'd lived 100 years. Thanks for the great informative site; I'll be sending a lot of visitors your way.
DATE Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 - 10:52:09 PM

NAME Scott McNealus

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What a wonderful surprise to discover one of the one true 'baseline' composers that realized the link between the late 50's Sinatra 'pop' hysteria and the early Jerry Lee Lewis/Elvis 'rock' freedom. Twist and Shout has always been - and will always be - one of the absolute turning points of rock 'n roll. Isley Brothers, Beatles, Ferris Buller - hey, what's left?
DATE Saturday, March 24th 2007 - 08:54:01 PM

NAME John McLaughlin

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I'm a big Neil Diamond fan, and I now have a greater appreciation for Bert and his influence on music during the 60s. It's good to know even though he is gone, his legacy lives on.
DATE Sunday, December 10th 2006 - 08:07:03 AM

NAME Donald Drowty Sr.

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Hey, to all the great Berns family. Very enjoyable being together. I valued my times with my good friend Bert Berns. We made a lot of music together, and then I was on the West Coast & Bert was on the East Coast. We were
both working for the same company and my desire to work for challenged children actually took me in other directions. When I heard that Bert has passed away, I
wondered about his family. These days I enjoy hooking up with Bert's kids (grown up)in very meaningful ways. Like
a solid family. Sharing and leaning on one another with friendship & love. Each call is a fun experience as well as lots of creative perspectives & opportunities.
Bert Berns was years ahead of about 99% of those banging around in the music business. I treasured our many activities, songwriting, singing & producing together.
He helped me through college and it is the best to know his family and be close. That is the real treasure in life. Bert's legacy is a powerhouse because of his family
picking up the torch and carrying it with loving pride.
This is all an inspirational story.
Please give Bert Bern's huge & historical collection of hits a listen. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame will soon tune in on all of this as America becomes more knowledgble.
positive.
Don Drowty /Dante & the Evergreens
DATE Monday, June 26th 2006 - 05:21:00 PM

NAME Ryan Nash
URL http://www.myspace.com/thetines

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Bert Berns has become my favorite musical artist in the last couple of years. this one man is responsible for so many memories, it's not even funny...
I am proud to have found out about him and his work...looking forward to finding out about more...more people need to know!!!
DATE Saturday, June 24th 2006 - 12:59:32 PM

NAME billy brahm

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i have enjoyed mr. berns work for many years. a 45 record with his name on it is like gold!
DATE Saturday, January 7th 2006 - 02:26:22 PM

NAME John Evans

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I live in the UK & the first record I bought by Bert was The Jarmells. Later I noticed that the name 'Russell' kept turning up on many of the records I was buying in the early 60s. If that name was on a record I would buy it 'blind', I still would! Bert's records are still being played in the UK at just about every Northern Soul night. His spirit lives on.
DATE Sunday, September 18th 2005 - 10:13:42 AM

NAME Larry Waldman

COMMENTS

It just so happens that my mother happens to be Patti Kogin. She sang "Bless Em All", "Mr. Moon, Mr. Cupid & I" and many others for Sloopy II Music. I am wodering where I can get her Music and if its part of a collection of other songs???? Thank You.
DATE Thursday, January 27th 2005 - 02:47:57 PM

NAME ray passman

COMMENTS

tell all that i was there when a lot of things happened. i
became jazz publisher and songwriter.my best copyright is
"TWISTED" WITH OVER 50 RECORDS...best to CASSIE AND BRETT

RAY
DATE Saturday, January 15th 2005 - 02:48:47 PM

NAME Charlie Waring.

COMMENTS

Bert Berns influenced the musical outlook of thousands of people in the sixties !!! His absolute genius changed our lives, for that we should all be grateful. His music will live on !!! Thank you Bert....Charlie Waring....Stoke-on Trent...England...
DATE Sunday, April 4th 2004 - 05:21:39 PM

NAME Sheila

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I was with Bert Berns from the beginning of BANG Records.
Bert was interviewing hundreds of women to be his assistant in this new venture. When he called me in to speak with me, it was an instant connection and I was hired. Bert sent me to Atlantic Records to meet with several different people to teach me publishing and promotion. I took to it like a fish in water ~ I truly felt like I had come home. Bert was a musical genius, kind, sense of humor and self. I would watch him, his feet were on his desk, playing his guitar and writing songs Little Piece of my Heart. His talents was overwhelming and endless. I consider myself lucky to have had that time with Bert and know the man behind the music.
DATE Wednesday, February 4th 2004 - 06:24:26 PM

NAME Lil Mike
URL http://www.eventmagic.com

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I'd vaguely heard reference to Bert, but after picking up the recent "heart & soul" collection on Universal Music put together by Doug Morris...I'm astounded. My only complaint with the recent CD compilation is: why did they stop at just 10 tracks?

Turns out, like millions of others, I've been a Bert fan my whole life, and never knew it. I'll certainly have to go digging through the crates to find more of his great tunes...Sorry he left this earth before I was born.
DATE Wednesday, January 21st 2004 - 01:25:37 PM

NAME Judy Landers (Faske)

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One of my "claims to fame" was when I worked in the music business for the writer of "Hang On Sloopy" and all the other wonderful songs that Bert wrote. I was the secretary for Bobby Mellin Music at the time that Bert was there. I worked after that for Rayven Music which was owned by Duke Niles. I have also been trying to get back in touch with Judy Mellin, with whom I lost contact, many years ago. It was a terrible shock to learn of his death, especially so soon after he married. I knew you "Brett" when you were still unborn, and haven't heard anything of your Mom since than. Seeing this site brings back wonderful memories
DATE Thursday, October 30th 2003 - 05:25:33 AM

NAME Randy Russi

COMMENTS

What a GREAT site! Great writer/producer = Great music!
DATE Tuesday, October 21st 2003 - 10:32:21 AM

NAME John W.
URL http://flounder62.serverpro2.com/Bojax.htm

COMMENTS

I was familiar with some of Bert's music, but had no idea how much he was involved in. Great site.
DATE Monday, July 14th 2003 - 07:09:48 PM

NAME donotelo
URL http://books.dreambook.com/xriumer/xriumer.html

COMMENTS

your site looks greate!
check my dream book too!
DATE Thursday, July 3rd 2003 - 06:07:44 PM

NAME George Blades
URL http://website.lineone.net/~gblades/

COMMENTS

I'd never heard of him until tonight when he was discussed on the radio! To discover the songs he had written and co-written, I was amazed at the body of work produced by Bert Berns! He truly must have been a musical genius. How I never heard his name before, I'll never know!
He lives on through his music! We owe him much!
DATE Sunday, June 1st 2003 - 06:10:27 PM

NAME Rosemarie
URL http://www.edrambeau.com

COMMENTS

Just found a link to this site on Spectropop Group - I am the Web Designer for the Eddie Rambeau Website and was wondering if you might be interested in Exchanging Links with us.
DATE Tuesday, May 13th 2003 - 06:56:39 AM

NAME burt gordon

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your cousin burt still misses you and the daring fun that you were.
DATE Thursday, April 17th 2003 - 03:32:18 PM

NAME Anton Ehrlich
URL http://www.sicher-versichert.com/

COMMENTS

WWWoW - good stuff.
DATE Sunday, April 13th 2003 - 07:38:36 PM

NAME Jaroslav Perkl
URL http://www.btd-online-casino.com/

COMMENTS

GREAT! Really great I was looking for a site like this for a very long time. Go on!
DATE Tuesday, March 11th 2003 - 12:37:49 PM

NAME william tinto

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I've always loved the songs of Bert Berns and the artists he produced. Is there any chance you might release (or re-release) any records by Berns himself? I see in your discography he put out singles under his own name and his commonly recognized pseudonyms. These are long out of print as far as I know and uncollected in a solitary volume. What about demos?
DATE Wednesday, March 5th 2003 - 06:46:50 PM

NAME Chris "The Mighty" Quinn WELW Radio
URL http://www.welw.com

COMMENTS

I have always enjoyed the great music created by Bert, not
only as a composer, but as a producer as well. In learning
about his background and career, it is amazing when you find
out about the enormous number of hits and well known songs
that he was involved with one way or another. Some of my
favorite songs of Bert's, aside from the well-known legendary hits, include "Friends And Lovers Forever" recorded by Nancy Ames and "I'm Gonna Run Away From You" by
Tami Lynn. I'm happy to see Bert finally get the recognition
he deserved and am glad that his son and daughter, Brett and
Cassie, keeping his music alive. My only regret is that I
never had the opportunity to meet Bert when he was still
creating these musical masterpieces. His music and memory
will definitely live on.
DATE Friday, November 1st 2002 - 02:25:59 PM

NAME Geneva
URL http://www.girlmedia.com

COMMENTS

Glad to see that Bert Berns' is getting the credit he deserves. He also has some wonderful 'children' to keep his legacy alive in people's minds and hearts. Its been a honor to do the website.
DATE Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 09:14:47 PM

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