The Composer

Album: Let the Sunshine In (1969)
Charted: 27
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Songfacts®:

  • Credited to "Diana Ross and The Supremes, this song was written by William "Smokey" Robinson. It tells the tale of a man who puts music in the heart of the woman he loves, despite having no knowledge of composing music or writing lyrics.
  • This song was one of the Supremes' very few hits that was never performed on a television show. >>
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    Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for above 2

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 13th 1969, Diana Ross appeared, as a solo artist, on the NBC-TV special 'Dinah Shore's Like Hep' show...
    At the time she had two records on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; at #25* with the Supremes & the Temptations with "I'll Try Something New" and lower down the chart at #53 with just the Supremes with "The Composer"...
    Her first solo effort to make the Top 100 would come a year later in April of 1970 with "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"; it would peak at #20 on the chart...
    * #25 was its peak position on the Top 100, it was at #25 for two weeks.
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