Jeff Barry

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Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
New York

About

Wrote Tell Laura I Love Her, a Ray Peterson hit, Leader of the Pack by The Shangri-Las, and Sugar, Sugar for The Archies.

Before Fame

He attended the New York School of Industrial Design.

Trivia

He and his wife Ellie Greenwich were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991.

Family Life

His mother raised him and his sister in Plainfield, New Jersey, after his parents divorced when he was seven. He married Greenwich, his songwriting and producing partner, in 1962. They divorced in 1965, and their relationship became the subject of Leader of the Pack, the 1985 Broadway jukebox musical.

Associated With

He, Greenwich, and Phil Spector pioneered and refined the Girl Group sound that was popular in the early 1960s.