Jerry Capehart

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Jerry Capehart
Born (1928-08-22)August 22, 1928
Goodman, Missouri
Died June 7, 1998(1998-06-07) (aged 69)
Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Rock 'n' roll
Occupations Songwriter, music manager
Associated acts Eddie Cochran

Jerry Neil Capehart (August 22, 1928 – June 7, 1998)[1] was a songwriter and music manager. Capehart co-wrote the famous rock 'n' roll songs "Summertime Blues" and "C'mon Everybody" with Eddie Cochran, whom he also managed.[1] One of his most-recorded songs, "Turn Around, Look at Me," was a chart hit for Glen Campbell (his first), the Lettermen, and the Vogues. He died in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cochran's 1958 recordings reached #8 and #35 on Billboard Pop charts. Capehart was manager for Eddie Cochran, actor and impressonist Frank Gorshen, Rosemary Clooney and Glen Campbell, among others. Other notable songs written by Capehart are "Beautiful Brown Eyes" recorded by Rosemary Clooney which reached #11 on Billboard Pop charts in 1951 and "Turn Around, Look At Me" which was Glen Campbell's first hit single peaking at #15 on Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 1961. In 1994 country music artist Alan Jackson scored a #1 hit with his recording of "Summertime Blues". Capehart Died in Nashville, Tn. June 7, 1998. He had been in Nashville pitching a new song "Summertime Blues No. 2", to record labels on Music Row. All told Jerry Capehart wrote more than 100 songs during his career.

Discography[edit]

  • "Rollin'" b/w "Walkin' Stick Boogie" (CASH 1021, 1956) released as by Jerry Capehart Featuring The Cochran Brothers[2]
  • "I Hates Rabbits b/w "Scratchin'" (Dot 15810, 1958) released as by Jerry Neal[3]
  • "Song Of New Orleans" b/w "The Theme For The Young And The Blue" (Crest 1101, 1962)[4]
  • "Love On The Run" b/w "I Remember Love" (Liberty 55657, 1964) released as by Jerry Berryhill[5]
  • "Lemon Pie" b/w "Midnight In The Afternoon" (Liberty 55825, 1964) released as by Jerry Berryhill[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jerry Capehart obituary, The Independent (London), 18 June 1998 (link)
  2. ^ http://www.eddiecochran.info/Discography/USA/I.htm Eddie Cochran discography at Remember Eddie Cochran
  3. ^ http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=cape1000 Jerry Capehart discography on Rockin' Country Style
  4. ^ http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/artist.php?key=cape1000 Jerry Capehart discography on Rockin' Country Style
  5. ^ http://www.45cat.com/artist/jerry-capehart/all Jerry Capehart discography at 45cat
  6. ^ http://www.45cat.com/artist/jerry-capehart/all Jerry Capehart discography at 45cat

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