Mickey Lee Lane

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Mickey Lee Lane (born Mickey Lee Schreiber; February 2, 1941, Rochester, New York – March 18, 2011) was an American songwriter and arranger.[1]

Lane got a job in the Brill Building as a songwriter in the 1950s, working with Neil Sedaka as a touring pianist and Bill Haley as a songwriter. In addition, he released some singles on Brunswick Records and Swan Records in the 1950s and 1960s; one of them, "Shaggy Dog", became a hit and peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] His tune "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney" was covered by British group The Action and The Detroit Cobras (retitled "Hey Sailor").[3]

Lane continued working as a recording engineer from the late 1960s into the 1990s. Toward the end of the century, a compilation disc entitled Rockin' On...And Beyond was released, which featured both his previous singles and unreleased material.[4]


Compilation Albums[edit]

  • Rockin' On...And Beyond (1997)


  • Shaggy Dog (1964)


Year Single Chart Positions
1964 "Shaggy Dog" 38 36
1965 "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney" - -
"The Zoo" - -


  1. ^ Songwriter Mickey Lee Lane, 70, dies NEWSDAY Updated October 30, 2011 11:33 PM By EMILY C. DOOLEY Accessed online January 25, 2016
  2. ^ Chart Positions, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Motor City Maniacs, newyorker.com
  4. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com