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Ronn Miller, American songwriter, dies at the age of 74.

He wrote "For Once In My Life" for Stevie Wonder,

a great hit in 1968

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4-7...related&search=

and still very popular

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMStRERJNsM

Another evergreen standard is "Touch Me In The

Morning", written for Diana Ross.

"Heaven Help Us All" and ""Yester-Me, Yester-You,

Yesterday" are other Miller-penned classics.

He worked for Motown in the 60´s, being one of the

first songwriters/producers to be hired by Berry Gordy

- and the only white one.

His songs have been recorded by the likes of Aretha

Franklin, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Don Covay,

Bernard Wright, Wilson Pickett, Teddy Pendergrass

and Regina Belle.

Miller is survived by his wife, Aurora Miller, and six children.

"My father will be reborn every time someone sings one

of his songs,'' Lisa Dawn Miller said. "When they feel joy

or sadness or any emotion, that will be my dad and his

words.''

Here´s the Myspace page of his music-making daughter

Lisa Dawn Miller:

http://www.myspace.com/lisadawnmiller

In one of Ron Miller´s lyrics we find the words:

"...I want to come back as a song..."

He will live on...

/Melismo

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Sad loss. What a fantastic pedigree. I wonder if he knew when he had a good song.

Was this the same Ronald Dean Miller that worked with the Crown Heights Affair production team in the early 80's, writing classics such as the two West End Raw Silk boogie twelves ?

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Was this the same Ronald Dean Miller that worked with the Crown Heights Affair production team in the early 80's, writing classics such as the two West End Raw Silk boogie twelves ?

That same question was asked on another forum as well, and noone was able to tell, and to be honest I do not know either.

The Ron Miller in this thread did venture into the `type of music´ that Crown Heights did, he did some soul, some disco, some funk, but I have found no clear evidence that he´s the same guy who worked with Crown Heights Affair and Raw Silk. Maybe someone else on here knows more?

After having worked for Motown Ron Miller mainly focused on composing songs for musicals.

Best

Melismo

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