A collection of writings by and about legendary composer & lyricist, Beverly Ross.

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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...
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...

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...
Friday, March 22, 2013

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,...
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...