L. Russell Brown
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L. Russell Brown (born 29 June 1940, Newark, New Jersey) is an American lyricist and composer most noted for his songs, co-written with Irwin Levine, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" and "Knock Three Times" for the 1970s pop music group Tony Orlando and Dawn. He also wrote The Partridge Family 1971 song, "I Woke Up In Love This Morning".
Brown also co-wrote "C'mon Marianne", a top 10 hit for The Four Seasons in 1967. Many believe that this song's guitar riffs inspired The Doors' "Touch Me". "C'mon Marianne" is also featured in the Broadway musical Jersey Boys.