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Ellie Greenwich is best known as the writer of hit songs from the 1960's through the 1980's.
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At the age of 68, Greenwich died of a heart attack on August 26, 2009, leaving an astounding legacy of hit songs that are nearly ubiquitous in American culture.
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American society experienced a revolution in the late 1960s and early 70s, especially for African-Americans and women. Janis Joplin was the finest white blues singer of her generation; female singer-songwriters like Carole King and Joni Mitchell shared their innermost thoughts and feelings; Aretha Franklin emerged as the Queen of Soul; and Bonnie Raitt established herself as both a strong vocalist and a brilliant guitarist. Through their music, the women of this era created the soundtrack of social progress.
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