Bert Berns

New biography explores unknown hitmaker, history of R&B

Bert Berns – songwriter: wrote many hits including Twist and Shout and Under The Boardwalk. Bert Berns  released HITCH HIKE under the name of Russell Byrd –  a great Mod soul track that was available in the UK on The SUE Label.

There is a documentary based on his life called ‘Bang’ due to be released in June 2017. Everything to be said about Bert is on his website (see below).

Song writer Bert Berns wrote some amazing hits for :

The Jarmels – A Little Bit Of Soap

the Drifters – Under The Boardwalk

Tell Him – The Exciters

The Isley Brothers – Twist and Shout

Cry To Me – Betty Harris (1963)

Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Goodbye Baby

Are You Lonely For Me – Freddie Scott

Cry Baby – Garnet Mimms

It’s All Over – Ben E King

Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin

Them – Here Comes The Night

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Wikipedia: Bert Berns

Bert Berns Website