Dan Penn

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Birthday
16, 1941
Birthplace
Alabama
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Alabama

About

Soul songwriter, singer, and music producer. He helped write such 1960s hits as "Cry Like a Baby," "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man," and "I'm Your Puppet."

Before Fame

His early hit song "Is a Bluebird Blue?" was performed by Conway Twitty in 1960.

Trivia

Early in his career, he was associated with FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Family Life

He was raised in Vernon, Alabama. In his mid-twenties, he relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to further his music career. He later settled in Nashville.

Associated With

His song "You Left the Water Running" became a 1966 hit for R&B singer Barbara Lynn.