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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 213. Chapters: Jack Keller (songwriter), Edward Said, Bob Feller, Gerard K. ONeill, B. F. Skinner, Carl Barks,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 213. Chapters: Jack Keller (songwriter), Edward Said, Bob Feller, Gerard K. ONeill, B. F. Skinner, Carl Barks, Bela Bartok, Robert Altman, Etta James, Julius Nyerere, Susan Sontag, Tom Landry, Graham Greene, Gifford Pinchot, Janet Frame, Edward C. Kalbfus, Francis Magalona, Jose Saramago, Spiro Agnew, Frantz Fanon, Maureen Starkey Tigrett, Charles Bukowski, Rainer Maria Rilke, Alan Shepard, Larry Smith (American football coach), Andy Hug, Captain Mikey, Arthur Lee (musician), Jean Peters, Hugh Stockwell, Leon Sullivan, Curt Gowdy, Sonja Henie, George Raft, Vidal Sassoon, Georgia Gibbs, Bill Walsh (American football coach), Ralph Jordan, Paul Scofield, Nora Ephron, Harry Lee (sheriff), Buck ONeil, Brian Statham, William A. Wellman, Louis B. Mayer, William Goyen, John Kanzius, Willis Glassgow, Mario OHara, Joan Blondell, Dwayne Schintzius, Klaus Barbie, Neal A. Maxwell, Al McGuire, Fred MacMurray, Candy Darling, Arthur Kane, Michael Brecker, Steve Goodman, Ricardo Tormo, Richard Smalley, Janusz urakowski, Dave Stevens, Michael Bigg. Excerpt: Jack Keller (November 11, 1936 - April 1, 2005) wrote hit songs in various genres over a period of nearly 40 years. Jack started hanging around the Brill Building (the heart of Tin Pan Alley in New York City) when he was 17 years old. The first song he ever had recorded, Just Between You And Me, became a top ten hit for the Chordettes in 1957. The following two years saw many of Jacks songs on the charts. In 1959, he was one of the first songwriters to sign an exclusive contract with Aldon Music, which was formed by Don Kirshner and Al Nevins. Jack began working with and developing a young writing staff that included Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Neil Sedaka, Noel Sherman, and Howard Greenfield. Between 1960 and 1963, Aldon Music had 54 top ten songs, including Jacks Everybodys Somebodys Fool, My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own, Breaking In A Brand New Broken Heart, Just For Old Times Sake, Venus In Blue Jeans, and Run To Him. When Aldon was sold to Columbia Pictures (Screen Gems) in 1963, Jack began writing television theme songs which included Bewitched, Gidget, and Hazel. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 1966, Jack became involved in producing and writing for The Monkees. He continued to write hit songs like Seattle, and Easy Come Easy Go. Jack moved to Nashville in 1984 and wrote even more successful songs for Crystal Gayle, Gary Morris, Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes, Ray Charles, Dianne Schuur, B.B. King, and Grover Washington, Jr. Jack produced major artists like Neil Sedaka, The Everly Brothers, Sally Field, Tony Orlando, Debbie Boone, Hoyt Axton, and Connie Francis. (Barry Mann, Jack Keller, Al Nevin, Don Kirshner and Howie Greenfield at the 1962 BMI Awards) He died of leukemia at the age of 68. Jack Keller was survived by his wife, Robi Keller and children Mike Keller, Russ Keller, Pari Keller and entertainment attorney, Jordan Keller.