After all, someone writing a personal song from the heart would not approach the songwriting process in the same manner as someone writing music for mosh pits. Most love songs have a few similarities, and becoming aware of them makes it much easier to begin writing.
Photo courtesy of Elliot Lurie Elliot Lurie picked up his J acoustic guitar and sat down in the upstairs bedroom of a farmhouse that he and his bandmates had rented in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
The farmhouse had been built around the turn of the 20th century and was surrounded by 88 acres of farmland. Even though he was just out of college inLurie had already developed his own way of songwriting, which included playing a chord sequence and melody that worked for him, then just free associating from there.
In high school, Lurie had a girlfriend named Randye. So he started inserting the name Randye into the lyrics of what he was creating that day in his bedroom.
Elliot Lurie as he looked in the early s. Lurie, keyboardist Larry Gonsky and bassist Pieter Sweval were all classmates at Rutgers University in the late s.
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They were joined by drummer Jeff Grob, who attended a nearby New Jersey community college. Well, looking glass would be another way.
Elliot Lurie as he looks today. But the band members each convinced their parents to give them a year to see if they could make it in the music industry.
And based on what Davis saw that evening, he signed Looking Glass to Epic Records, the label that Columbia used for new artists.
Four of the songs that ended up on the album were written and had lead vocals by Lurie and the other four songs on the album were written by and had lead vocals by Sweval. Once the album was completed, it was released on June 6, And he played it a lot.
A week later, the band members got a call from record company officials telling them that a disc jockey in Washington, D.
Looking Glass had a smash No. Billboard Hot singles charts, the U. Top albums chart in Local legend has it that Ellis was seduced by a sea captain who vowed to return from his journeys to marry her. Ellis allegedly would look out over the Raritan River in New Brunswick awaiting his return, which never did happen.11 days ago · With his longtime writing collaborator Charles Fox, Gimbel’s lyrics to Flack’s “Killing Me Softly” earned them the Song of the Year Grammy in Dido admits that having a baby affected her song-writing, and that as a parent she now looks for different inspirations.
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