Friday, August 28, 2009

The music of the Brill Building

Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

I just read that the songwriter Ellie Greenwich passed away on August 26th. She was the writer of songs that were part of the fabric of my growing up years, songs such as "Leader of the Pack". She along with a lot of other musicans toiled away in the Brill Building on Broadway, churning out hit after hit and I remember many of the songs every time I pass by. The facade of the building is really quite beautiful too, if you take a moment to look up.

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