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Bert Berns tabbed for Rock Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award

Bert Berns tabbed for Rock Hall of Fame's Lifetime Achievement Award

Songwriter, producer and record label executive Bert Berns will be this year’s recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to be held April 8 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Berns, who died in 1967 of heart failure at age 38, is best known as the co-writer of early rock and R&B hits including “Twist and Shout” and “Piece of My Heart” as well as the producer of Van Morrison’s first solo hit “Brown Eyed Girl” as well as hits for Morrison’s band Them including “Here Comes the Night” and “Baby Please Don’t Go.”

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