Bert Berns, songwriter, producer
Songwriter ~ Producer ~ Label Executive
birth name: Bertrand Russell Berns

Bert Berns

November 8, 1929, New York, NY ~ December 30 1967, New York, NY

But how many people know about Berns, who was behind 51 hits in just seven years from 1961. That is poised to change with a new musical, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which opens in previews on June 25 and will be running Off-Broadway from July 21 at The Pershing Square Signature Centre, New York. Denis Jones, the director and choreographer of the production, believes it is time to highlight what Rolling Stone magazine has described as “one of the great untold stories of rock and roll.” ~ The Telegraph: Bert Berns, The Man Behind 51 Pop Hits ~ June 17, 2014 © The Telegraph

His hits which were recorded by such artists The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Otis Redding, include Twist and Shout,Tell Him, I Want Candy, Hang On Sloopy, Cry, Baby and many more. ~ Broadway Buzz: Piece Of My Heart, A Musical About Hitmaker Bert Berns, Set Off For Off-Broadway ~ March 13, 2014 © Broadyway Buzz

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November 8, 1980 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) The Pointer Sisters, He's So Shy ~ #2 (4) Kenny Rogers, Lady ~ #1 (1) Barbra Streisand, Woman In Love


Brought into the studio by Atlantic chief Jerry Wexler, Berns seized the opportunity, writing and producing Cry To Me. That seminal session gave birth not only to the legend of Bert Berns, but to the emergence of Solomon Burke and the very beginnings of soul music. ~ Bert Berns ~ retrieved December 8, 2015 ©

Born in the Bronx, New York City, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Berns contracted rheumatic fever as a child, an illness that damaged his heart and would mark the rest of his life, resulting in his early death. ~ Wikipedia: Bert Berns ~ retrieved December 8, 2015 © Wikipedia

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