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The Woman Behind the Girl Group Sound

Songwriter and Producer, Ellie Greenwich. She co-wrote some of the most popular songs of the early 1960's for the girl groups produced by Phil Spector: songs like "Leader of the Pack" and "River Deep, Mountain High". She got her start out of the Brill Building with the songwriting team of Lieber and Stoller. In the 1980's, when she was writing songs for Cyndi Lauper and Irene Cara, she performed some of her hits in a Broadway Review called "Leader of the Pack." (Rebroadcast from 1986).

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Other segments from the episode on September 20, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 20, 1996: Interview with Ellie Greenwich; Interview with Carole King; Interview with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Interview with Ronnie Spector; Review of the…

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