Legendary Songwriters Articles
Yusuf/Cat Stevens tells how he wrote his classic songs “Peace Train,” “Wild World,” “Oh Very Young,” “Father and Son” and others.
Babyface talks about his great career, and how he wrote an incredible 47 Top 10 pop hits, including hits for Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Bobby Brown.
Interview with this great writing duo, who wrote “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” “On Broadway,” “Just Once” and other hits.
Legendary Motown trio Holland-Dozier-Holland tell how they wrote many classic hits for Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Martha Reeves and Marvin Gaye.
Interview with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis about their album, Volume One, and their hits with Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men and New Edition.
Dolly Parton discusses her songwriting, her new children’s album, and how she wrote “I Will Always Love You,” which became a #1 hit for Whitney Houston.
This legendary songwriter discussed his favorite songs he’s written, and about his special album project.
Interview with Mike Stoller of legendary duo Leiber & Stoller, about their hits with Elvis Presley, The Coasters and The Drifters.
Hall of Fame songwriter Valerie Simpson talks about her great career with the duo Ashford & Simpson, and how she co-wrote many classic hit songs.
Interview with John Prine in 2017, about his career, and how he wrote some of his classic songs. Sadly, Prine passed away in April.
Jimmy Webb talks about his new memoir, The Cake and the Rain, his classic hit songs “MacArthur Park” and “Wichita Lineman,” and his great career.
Special interview with writing/producing duo Gamble & Huff, who wrote such classic songs as “Love Train,” “Me And Mrs. Jones,” “Backstabbers” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now.”
Richard Carpenter discusses the excellent new album, Carpenters with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and co-writing the duo’s classic songs.
Robert Lamm tells how he wrote such classic hit songs as “Saturday In The Park,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “Beginnings” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”
Ann Wilson discusses her new single, her solo album Immortal, and how she co-wrote Heart’s classic hits “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You.”
Billy Gibbons, lead singer & guitarist of ZZ Top, tells how he and the band wrote such classic songs as “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”
John Oates recalls how he co-wrote such classic Hall & Oates hits “Maneater,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “She’s Gone.” He also discusses his new book.
New interview with Justin Hayward of British rock band the Moody Blues, about how he wrote the classic hit “Nights in White Satin” and his other songs.
Mick Jones of the multi-platinum band Foreigner tells how he wrote such classic hits as “Urgent,” “I Want To Know What Love Is” and “Feels Like The First Time.”
Ian Hunter tells how he wrote such classic songs as “All The Way From Memphis,” “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Cleveland Rocks” and “Ships.”