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Ben Raleigh; Grammy-Winning Lyricist

Ben Raleigh, 83, pop lyricist who won a Grammy for the Lou Rawls’ hit “Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing.” Raleigh’s prolific songwriting career included such hits as “Wonderful, Wonderful” recorded by Johnny Mathis. He also wrote the Ray Peterson hit “Tell Laura I Love Her” and the words to the cartoon show theme song, “Scoobie Doo Where Are You?” Another of Raleigh’s songs, his wife Sally said, was “Laughing on the Outside and Crying on the Inside.” On Feb. 26 in Hollywood in a kitchen fire.


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