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Joy Byers R.I.P.

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:33 pm
by john poole
The songwriter Joy Byers passed away on 10th May, aged 82 ... 2-20170521

'What's a Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You) - 1962 hit for Timi Yuro, co-written by Joy with the producer Clyde Otis - here lip-synced in 1965 on "Hollywood A-Go-Go"
song covered by the Small Faces as the B-side of their first single

Before she signed to Atlantic Records Aretha Franklin recorded two Joy Byers' songs when Bob Johnston (Joy Byers' huisband) was her producer -

'(No, No) I'm Losing You' (here perfomed on "Shindig!)

'Until You Were Gone' (previously recorded as a 1964 B-side by Betty Everett)
Bob Johnston would later claim to have co-written (or written solely) some of the songs credited to Joy

Bob Johnston -

Clyde Otis -