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Here Comes The Night by Them
Album: Here Comes The NightReleased: 1965Charted:
This song was written by Bert Berns and was released as a single in 1965 with "All For Myself" as the B-side. It was the biggest hit for Them, who were from Belfast, Ireland but still considered part of the "British Invasion."
Van Morrison was Them's lead singer. He left the band in 1966 to pursue a solo career, and Them changed their name to The Belfast Gypsies and released one album before reverting back to their original name. They released four more albums before splitting.
Bert Berns (a.k.a. Bert Russell) was a talented songwriter and producer whose life was tragically cut short in 1967 at the age of 38 by a fatal heart attack. Among his writing credits are "Twist And Shout
" (Isley Brothers, The Beatles), "Hang On Sloopy
" (The McCoys), "Piece Of My Heart
" (Erma Franklin, Janis Joplin), and "Tell Him
" (the Exciters). His production credits include Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl
" and "Under The Boardwalk
" by The Drifters.