A collection of writings by and about legendary composer & lyricist, Beverly Ross.
Crossover - The Early Days of Rock and Roll
Sunday, June 1, 2014
I don’t think that I’m going out on a limb when I say that there was a synchronicity between the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down segregation, and the birth of Rock N...
My Columbia Records Debacle
Sunday, August 4, 2013
My Columbia Records Debacle (from the book)
I was signed as a staff writer to E.B. Marks Music in NY and being mentored by their music guy, the insightful Arnold Shaw, who also later excelled as a book...
I Was the First Woman Phil Spector Killed
Sunday, March 24, 2013
CHAPTER ONE: DISSECTOR SPECTOR
Phil Spector was a homunculus born with arms, legs, eyes, ears, nose, brains and teeth… but no conscience.
The experience of Spector’s blatant professional betrayal...
"Candy Man" story behind the song
Friday, March 22, 2013
CHAPTER THREE: “CANDY MAN”
Retired at Twenty-Three
While still living in my one bedroom rent control apartment on West 45th Street and 8th Ave in NYC, a few important songs were created.
At this time,...
Hurricane of My Childhood
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In light of the recent Hurricane Sandy, here’s a first hand account of Beverly’s experience weathering a hurricane that blew through Lakewood, NJ during in her childhood. This is an excerpt from...
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