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Mark Barkan RIP

Just noticed that prolific songwriter Mark Barkan died at his home in New York aged 85
 He often collaborated with the much older Ben Raleigh(1913-1997) notably on the Johnny Maestro classic I'm Stepping out of the Picture.

  RIP

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Another Classic from Mark - 

 

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Mark also wrote with British ex-pat- at -Brill Building -and -Motown,Pam Sawyer for Chuck Jackson (If I Did'nt Love You) and wrote for Tommy Hunt, Jay & The Techniques and many more;also some nice Girl Group Sound material for the likes of Jan Tanzy and Lesley Gore.Probably best known though for Manfred Mann's 'Pretty Flamingo' ,which probably gave him a nice nest egg in later life.A good songwriter-another sad loss

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And also co-wrote the Spidells "Pushed out of the picture" among a million other things. I was in touch with him a year or two back when doing some book research, nice guy. 

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RIP.

Hope he knew how much his work was adored in our world.

I believe he was also involved with this that was a big part of my Saturday mornings growing up!

Ed

 

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14 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

RIP.

Hope he knew how much his work was adored in our world.

I believe he was also involved with this that was a big part of my Saturday mornings growing up!

Ed

 

As was Jimmy Radcliffe of course

 

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