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Janis Joplin Songwriter Jerry Ragovoy Dies

Wednesday, July 20th 2011 01:00

He wrote hit songs such as 'Piece Of My Heart' and 'Time Is On My Side'

Ragavoy was a legend in soul music, penning some of the most iconic songs of all time. His songs also had amazing crossover appeal, and Joplin covered a number of them during her life.

The Rolling Stones also made famous the song 'Time Is On My Side', which was a single in 1964 and it appeared on their second studio album.

Speaking to the LA Times, Jim Steinblatt, a spokesman for the performance rights group ASCAP said, "Jerry was a giant of soul, R&B and rock songwriting and record production. His songs were far better known than he was."

RIP Jerry Ragavoy, 1930 - 2011

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