This Day in Music History

26 Aug 2009

todayAugust 26, 2022

Background

American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer Ellie Greenwich died of a heart attack age 68. With Phil Spector and Jeff Barry she wrote or co-wrote many hits including ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’, ‘Be My Baby’ ‘Then He Kissed Me’, ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’, ‘Leader of the Pack, and ‘River Deep – Mountain High’ among others.

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25 Aug 2009

Ted Kennedy, “liberal lion of the Senate,” dies at 77 On August 25, 2009, Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and a U.S. senator from Massachusetts from 1962 to 2009, dies of brain cancer at age 77 at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Kennedy, one of the longest-serving senators in American history, was a leader of the Democratic Party and a spokesman for liberal […]

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