Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Non-Performer

Inducted in: 2010

Inducted by: Carole King

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2002 (ranked #6 in the Non-Performers - Songwriters category) .

Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry @ Wikipedia


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Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

Famed songwriting husband & wife team of the 60's responsible for numerous hits coming out of the Brill Building, notably "Be My Baby", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Hanky Panky", "Then He Kissed Me", "Chapel Of Love", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin", "Leader Of The Pack" and coutless others, many of which they also produced. A veritible 60's songbook.

Qualifications: 8 - Unquestioned Credentials

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.15.09 @ 20:45pm

If they had been more commercially successful in that vein, you could induct them as the Raindrops too. The songs they recorded as the Raindrops are absolutely solid stuff... just no commercial success to make them stand out too much among the girl groups they were taking after at that time.

Posted by Philip on Monday, 12.28.09 @ 20:45pm



Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

It's not surprising that this amazing songwriting duo gets recognition this year, as Ellie Greenwich passed away a few months back. The Hall's tendency to wait until an honor is posthumous has long been one of their most frustrating - and easily remedied - issues. The pair were cornerstones of the Brill Building takeover of rock's best songwriting in the early 60's as they churned out hits for countless artists from "Be My Baby" for the Ronettes to "The Leader Of The Pack" for the Shangri-Las and Ike & Tina Turner's epic "River Deep-Mountain High". Long overdue.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 16:27pm

so they (RRHOF)really did consider pop

Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 09.28.10 @ 05:14am

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