Memphis Edward "Eddie" Curtis, Jr. is an American songwriter. He is credited as a co-writer along with Steve Miller and Ahmet Ertegun for "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band, which became a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of January 12, 1974. "The Joker" used a line from his song, "Lovey Dovey", which was recorded by numerous artists, beginning with the R&B group The Clovers in 1954. Elements of "The Joker" were used for Shaggy's international number one hit "Angel" (2001), which Curtis also received a co-writing credit for.
Curtis wrote "It Should've Been Me," recorded by Ray Charles in 1953 for the Atlantic label. The song also appears on the album We've Got a Live One Here by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, recorded in 1976, re-issued in 1996.
- Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits. Billboard Books. p. 353. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6
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