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