Ballard, Clint

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Name
Ballard, Clint Gender: M
Clinton Conger Ballard, Jr.
born on 24 May 1931 at 01:05 (= 01:05 AM )
Place El Paso, Texas, 31n46, 106w29
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°12' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°53 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 09°01'



Biography

American songwriter who wrote two Billboard Hot 100 number one hits. The first was "Game of Love" by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders in 1965. The second was the 1975 hit, "You're No Good" by Linda Ronstadt (first sung by Dee Dee Warwick).

When Ballard was three years old, he played the piano for an El Paso radio station. When he was 11, he attended a musical program for gifted students at the University of North Texas. After serving in the U.S. Army, he moved to New York and became a songwriter and a composer of musicals, including Come Back Little Sheba. His song, Hey, Little Baby, was recorded by band leader Mitch Miller and became the theme of the 1958 World's Fair in Belgium.

He also wrote "I'm Alive" for The Hollies, which was number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1965; and "Good Timin'" for Jimmy Jones which reached number one in the UK five years earlier in 1960. Other songs include "Gingerbread" for Frankie Avalon, "There's Not a Minute" for Ricky Nelson and "Gotta Get a Hold of Myself" for The Zombies.

Ballard died on December 23, 2008.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • other associate with Ronstadt, Linda (born 15 July 1946). Notes: wrote her hit song

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Music