The Drifters- 'I Don't Want To Go On Without You'- Written By The Amazing Bert Russell Berns and Great Jerry Wexler- 1964- Bertrand Russell Berns: November 8 1929 – December 30, 1967- Jerry Wexler: January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008

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The genius who wrote this diamond was Bert Berns. Bert was born in New York and began writing and producing in 1962. He passed of heart failure in Dec. 1967 at the age of 38. His ticker left this Earth but his soulful splendor never shall. Among the songs for which Berns or one of his aliases (Bert Russell or Russell Byrd) is listed as writer or co-writer: Piece of My Heart: Erma Franklin, Janis Joplin- Tell Him: The Exciters- Twist And Shout :The Isley Brothers, The Beatles- Cry Baby : Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters, Janis Joplin- Everybody Needs Somebody: Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett- I Want Candy: The Strangeloves- Hang On Sloopy :The McCoys, Ramsey Lewis Trio- Here Comes The Night : Lulu, Them- Are You Lonely For Me: Freddie Scott

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