Bert Berns

Born: 
11/08/1929
City: 
Bronx
Region: 
NY
Country: 
USA
Died: 
12/30/1967
Years Active: 
1960's

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Bertrand Russell Berns (8 November 1929 – 30 December 1967), aka Bert Russell and Bert Berns and Russell Byrd, was an American songwriter and record producer of the 1960s. A pioneer of sixties rock and soul, Berns made several notable contributions to popular music, including "Here Comes the Night", "Piece of My Heart", "Hang on Sloopy", and "Twist and Shout". He died of heart failure at age 38.