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    The Real Jimmy Mack

    Lamont Dozier got the title for the song "Jimmy Mack" from a ceremony where the recently-departed Ronnie Mack was honored. Ronnie wrote the song "He's So Fine," but died of cancer when the song was at #1.

    Ronnie's story isn't often told, but he was a remarkable young songwriter and entrepreneur who put The Chiffons together to record his song.

    Here's his story (and some photos), as told by his sister:

    http://www.songfacts.com/blog/writin...ie_mack_story/

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    thanks for the link. What a sad story. I think he wrote the flip side also and that record had to sell a couple million copies in the US alone. It was HUGE.

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    What an amazing story! Very sad that he died at such a young age, and never got to see his song go "gold"..


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    Nice, heartwarming story. Glad I "clicked" on it.

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