We'll Miss You, Ellie Greenwich
I can't add much to Annalee's farewell to Brill Building great Ellie Greenwich, who died this week at age 68. (Ann Powers of the L.A. Times also has an excellent appreciation of Greenwich's life and legacy here.) But as a devotee of the girl-group sound and the history of the songwriting women behind it (seriously, rent Allison Anders's film Grace of My Heart, whose fictional central songwriter, Denise Waverly—neé Edna Buxton—was based on Brill Building women like Greenwich, Carole King, and Cynthia Weill), I've spent the past few days revisiting her classics. Here are a handful.
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