Larry Gottlieb

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Larry Gottlieb
Birth nameLawrence Bennett Gottlieb
Born (1951-06-10) June 10, 1951 (age 72)
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York
OriginManhasset, New York, United States
GenresCountry, rhythm and blues, pop
Instrument(s)Guitar, piano
Years active1973–present

Lawrence Bennett Gottlieb (born June 10, 1951, Jackson Heights, New York, United States) is an American songwriter.

Gottlieb has penned songs for Trisha Yearwood, Kim Richey and Kevin Montgomery, as well as penning Blue Öyster Cult's "Dancin' in the Ruins" with Jason Scanlon. The song came to BÖC through the publisher, and was recorded for "Club Ninja."[1] Gottlieb has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: the first in 1982 (with Marc Blatte) for Best R&B Song, with "When She Was My Girl", performed by the Four Tops, and the second in 1997 (with Angelo Petraglia and Kim Richey) for Best Country Song, with "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)", performed by Trisha Yearwood.



Year Artist Song Album Collaborator(s)
1975 The Main Ingredient "Family Man"
1976 The Tymes "Goin' Through the Motions"
1978 The Debs "Cupie Dolls" Marc Blatte
"Oh Woman"
1980 Patti Fisher "Shiver"
1981 Four Tops "When She Was My Girl" Tonight!
1982 "Sad Hearts" One More Mountain
Rachel Sweet "Voo Doo" & Then He Kissed Me: Blame It on Love
1983 The Manhattans "Forever By Your Side" Forever By Your Side
The Rake "Street Justice" Marc Blatte & Jay Rifkin
1984 Dominique "Changes Of Heart" Marc Blatte
Laura Branigan "Sharpshooter" Body Rock
1985 The Manhattans "Too Hot To Stop It" Too Hot To Stop It Marc Blatte & Larry Wu (Larry Wedgeworth)
1986 Marie Osmond "Read My Lips" There's No Stopping Your Heart Marc Blatte
Kenny Rogers & Nickie Ryder "The Pride is Back" Through The Years: A Retrospective Marc Blatte & Alan Monde
Blue Öyster Cult "Dancin' in the Ruins" Club Ninja Jason Scanlon
Joe Cerisano "Hands Across America" (theme song of the Hands Across America benefit event) Marc Blatte & John Carney
1988 Joe Trio "Take Me Home" Marc Blatte & Patti Harney
1992 Pirates of the Mississippi "Till I'm Holding You Again" Walk the Plank Bill McCorvey & Rich Alves
1993 Kevin Montgomery "Red-Blooded American Boy" Fear Nothing
"Everybody's Girl"
"Code of Honor"
"I Won't Close My Eyes"
"Which Way Is It Gonna Be"
"I Want You"
"Fear Nothing"
"Softer Years"
"Don't Make Me Hate the Things I Love"
1996 Trisha Yearwood "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)" Everybody Knows Kim Richey & Angelo Petraglia
1997 Martina McBride "I Won't Close My Eyes" Evolution Kevin Montgomery
Kim Richey "I'm Alright" Bitter Sweet Kim Richey & Angelo Petraglia
"To Tell the Truth"
"The Lonesome Side of Town"
2001 Bill Deasy "Good Things are Happening" (the Good Morning America theme song until October 22, 2007) Bill Deasy
2003 Kevin Montgomery "Another Long Story" Another Long Story
2004 "Melrose" 2:30 am
"She Don't Wake Me Up"
"Thank You Very Much"


  1. ^ "Richard Meltzer Biography". Retrieved July 23, 2016.

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