Shadow Morton, R.I.P.

Producer/composer George “Shadow” Morton, most known for his work with the Shangri-Las, Janis Ian, and the New York Dolls, died yesterday at the age of 72. Although he’ll always be remembered for tracks like “Remember (Walking in the Sand)“, “Leader of the Pack“, and similar teen dramas on the Red Bird label, he also produced Ian’s “Society’s Child” (which Leonard Bernstein used to argue for the importance of rock and roll) and psychedelic/heavy acts Vanilla Fudge and yes, these guys (on this very song):

So long, Mr. Morton, and thanks for the music.


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Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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4 Responses to Shadow Morton, R.I.P.

  1. dave.s. says:

    bump wood. these days, my kind of song!!

  2. columbo1es says:

    Truly a stand up guy who will be missed. I had the pleasure of producing an in studio interview/more like a conversation between Shadow and Bob Goodman on broadcasting from ksbr radio. You can hear the interview in it’s entirety on the site. Go to archives 8-11.

  3. The Ancient says:

    I once saw them open for The Association.

    A serious candidate for the weirdest night of my life.

    P.S. Guess who the girls all liked? (For cause.)

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