Phil Medley

born on 9/4/1916

died on 3/10/1997

Phil Medley

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Philip "Phil" Medley (9 April 1916 3 October 1997) was an American songwriter notable for his composition "Twist & Shout", which he wrote along with Bert Russell. The song was made famous by both The Isley Brothers and The Beatles. Medley also wrote "A Million To One" and co-wrote "If I Didn't Have a Dime" for Gene Pitney with Russell.[1] His niece is singer Sharon Brown, who had a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1982 with the song "I Specialize in Love".[2]


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  2. Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 46.
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