June 25th, 1987 Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant Died

Jun 25, 2015

By Valerie Massie

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bryantsOn June 25th, 1987, Songwriter Boudleaux Bryant died, his wife and writing partner, Felice Bryant remained active writing songs and in 1991 the Nashville Arts Foundation honoured her with their “Living Legend Award”. 

The writing pair were responsible for many songs including, The Everly Brothers hits, ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ and ‘Raining In My Heart’ a hit for Buddy Holly. Other acts to record their song include Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Tony Bennett, Simon and Garfunkel, Sarah Vaughan, the Grateful Dead, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, Elvis Costello, Count Basie, Dean Martin, Ruth Brown, Cher, R.E.M. and Ray Charles.
Source: This Day in Music

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