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LET ME BE FOREVER - STEVE FELDMAN - (1973)

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Michael Rashkow (July 18, 1941 - January 23, 2013) was an American songwriter and record producer. He wrote "Mary in the Morning" with Johnny Cymbal. It was recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Al Martino, Dire Straits's Guy Fletcher, and many other artists. He formed Pineywood Productions with Ellie Greenwich in the late 1960s. Among the artists they wrote for and produced were Dusty Springfield, The Daily News, The Definitive Rock Chorale, The Fuzzy Bunnies, The Whatnauts and The Other Voices as well as Ellie Greenwich. Their publishing arm, Pineywood Music, published their own material and songs by other writers including Steve Tudanger and Paul Levinson, a member of The Other Voices. Early years Michael Rashkow was born July 18, 1941, in New York City. As a child and young man, he grew up in New York and Florida, and he served in the U.S. Air Force as a psychiatric medic. Rashkow came to the music business without any background or credentials in the industry, having been a golf professional and a golf equipment manufacturer's rep from 1960 through 1965. His entree was via the recording studio and he became a recording engineer who worked at Bell Sound, Studio 76, Sounds On Broadway, National Recording and Broadway Recording. His first songwriting partner was Mikie Harris, a noted NYC background singer of the 1960s who was later assistant to John Hammond. Rashkow and Harris married in 1966 and had two children, Randy and Roger (Duke). Though signed as staff writers to Pamco Music, the BMI wing of ABC-Paramount Records, they were not successful as a writing team. Parceria com Ellie Greenwich Em 1967, formou Rashkow Pineywood Productions e Pineywood música com Ellie Greenwich. Este foi o período mais produtivo Rashkow . Além dos artistas mencionados acima, Rashkow e Greenwich assinado Steve Tudanger como escritor e produtor. Tudanger foi um dos fundadores do grupo de doo- wop seminal The Four Evers e tinha sido uma voz nos Archies . Como um artista, Tudanger teve releases sobre a Mercury Records e Chelsea rótulo de Wes Farrell ; embora bem recebidos , estes não foram bem sucedidos. Sua canção " LET ME BE FOREVER", como registrado por STEVE FELDMAN, tornou-se um hit # 1 em vários países sul-americanos. The Definitive Rocha Chorale era um grupo de estúdio e um veículo para a Rashkow / Greenwich equipe de redação , e utilizado os talentos vocais de fundo NYC " a List" e tinir cantores , incluindo Ron Dante , Vinho Toni , Jimmy Radcliffe, Tony Passalaqua , Cashman, Pistilli e Oeste e Ellie Greenwich si mesma. Sua libertação " Variações sobre um tema chamado Hanky ​​Panky " cartografado e se tornou um clássico cult menor. Rashkow e Greenwich também escreveu e produziu músicas para The Hardy Boys , uma série de TV .