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    Songwriter Allee Willis Dead at 72.

    Songwriter Allee Willis, famous for her work with Earth, Wind & Fire as well as the “Friends” theme and the “The Color Purple” Broadway song score, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 72. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.

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    Willis grew up in Detroit, where, she told the New York Times, she would sit on the lawn of Motown’s headquarters and study what she heard coming through the walls.
    RIP
    Have to dig up the promo 2lp with her songs that I found in a second hand store in the eighties.
    Last edited by jack020; 12-25-2019 at 06:10 AM.

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    Oh wow! Didn't know she was that young. RIP

    Great songwriter.

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    She was a Mumford Alumnus, Class of 65. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brother_love View Post
    Thanx for posting. What a life she lived.

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    Here are some of Allee's great compositions

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    One of my ALL TIME FAVE E,W & F songs

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    Written by Allee Willis, Joni Sledge & Lisa Walden (Narada Michael Walden's wife)

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    A very talented lady who best to her own drum. May she be with the Heavenly Father now.

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    And probably her biggest hit

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    She was only recently on RuPaul's What the Tee podcast.

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    I would love to hear that interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by glencro View Post
    I would love to hear that interview
    Episode 223: Allee Willis from RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
    (September 18, 2019)
    https://podbay.fm/podcast/855749951/e/1568804652

    In this episode Ru and Michelle are joined by Allee Willis. They discuss songwriting, Neutron Dance, September by Earth, Wind, and Fire, The Del Rubio Triplets, and Bubbles the Artist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylan View Post
    Episode 223: Allee Willis from RuPaul: What's The Tee with Michelle Visage
    (September 18, 2019)
    https://podbay.fm/podcast/855749951/e/1568804652

    In this episode Ru and Michelle are joined by Allee Willis. They discuss songwriting, Neutron Dance, September by Earth, Wind, and Fire, The Del Rubio Triplets, and Bubbles the Artist.
    Thank you for posting

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    Written by Allee Willis, Maurice White, David Foster & David Paich

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    They are airing a short story on her this morning (1/26) on CBS Sunday Morning.

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