Bob Feldman, Legendary 60’s Songwriter, Dead at 83
Bob Feldman, the songwriter and producer behind some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, has died. He was 83.
Feldman co-wrote The Angels’ popular hit “My Boyfriend’s Back,” along with numerous other songs. The cause of death was not disclosed.
was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1940. He began his career as a songwriter in the early 1960s, and soon teamed up with Jerry Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer to form the songwriting and production team Grand Canyon Music.
The team wrote and produced a string of hits for The Angels, including “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “I Want Candy,” and “Hang on Sloopy.” They also wrote the song “Sorrow,” which was later recorded by David Bowie.
In addition to his work with The Angels, Feldman also wrote songs for other artists, including The Shangri-Las, The Monkees, and The Beatles. He also produced albums for The Strangeloves, The Turtles, and The Lovin’ Spoonful.
Feldman was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, and his son, actor Corey Feldman.
Some additional details about Feldman’s life and career:
- He was a member of the All-City Choir with Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand.
- He published a memoir in 2019 entitled Simply Put! Thoughts and Feelings from the Heart.
- He is father of actor Corey Feldman.
Feldman’s death is a major loss for the music industry. He was a talented songwriter and producer who helped create some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s. His Music will undoubtedly continue to be cherished and appreciated by generations to come.
Source: News Agencies