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.