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

You may not know his name, but you sure know his songs. ~ CBS: New Biography, Musical Explores Unknown Hitmaker Bert Berns ~ May 3, 2014 © CBS

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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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