NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – 2007 Songwriters Corridor of Fame inductee, songwriter, singer, and former Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) music govt Robert “Bobby” Weinstein, handed away on March 16 on the age of 82. A reason behind demise has not been disclosed.
Weinstein was the product of a musical household, rising up in New York Metropolis, the place he attended the College of Industrial Artwork in Manhattan. Whereas there, he shaped a vocal group, The Legends, alongside fellow college students Marshall Samples, Ron Warwell, Richard “Chico” Brunson, Sampson Reese, and Dominick Fleres. The group gained a expertise contest on the stage of the famed Apollo Theater in 1955.
In 1957, he started writing songs with Teddy Randazzo, and their first main hit as co-writers was “Fairly Blue Eyes,” recorded by Steve Lawrence and produced by Don Costa, which reached no. 9 on the pop charts initially of 1960.
Working as a part of Costa’s manufacturing firm, Weinstein and Randazzo had a few of their largest successes with comeback hits for Little Anthony and the Imperials in 1964 and 1965, “I’m On The Exterior (Wanting In),” “Goin’ Out Of My Head,” and “Harm So Unhealthy,” the final of which was additionally co-written with Bobby Hart. Weinstein, Randazzo, and Lou Stallman additionally had successful in 1965 with “It’s Gonna Take A Miracle” by The Royalettes. “Goin’ Out Of My Head” has bought greater than 100 million data recorded by over 400 artists and ranks within the prime 50 of essentially the most recorded songs in historical past.
Lots of Weinstein’s collaborations have been recorded by hit artists of that point, together with The Field Tops, Dionne Warwick, Frankie Valli and The 4 Seasons, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Jerry Vale, The Lettermen, Linda Ronstadt, Deniece Williams, Luther Vandross, The Temptations, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Royalettes and Frank Sinatra.
Weinstein later grew to become an govt with the performing rights group BMI, the place he served for 25 years as liaison for songwriter associates. He was a Songwriters Corridor of Fame board member for twenty-four years and was president of the group from 1993 to 1999.
He’s survived by his loving spouse Carol, beloved son Blue and was a loving grandfather.