Legendary songwriter Diane Lampert is no more. She passed away at a Manhattan Hospital because of a heart failure on February 22, 2013, a fact that was confirmed by her husband. Lampert was 88 years old. The songwriter will continue to live in everyone’s heart through her lyrics, which were part of most pop songs of her time.
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The ‘Silent Running’ writer would also be remembered for the title songs of more than 20 movies. Some of which include ‘I’ll Take Sweden’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘Silent Running’ along with ‘The Wild and the Innocent’, and ‘Trees Lounge’ Some of these movies starred big names like –Bob Hope, Cary Grant, and Buster Keaton to name a few.
Lampert was born in Bronx, one of the five boroughs in New York City in 1924. She came to prominence during 1950’s and 1960’s for her co-written chart topping songs which were performed by stars like Brenda Lee, Harry Nilsson, George Jones, the Seekers and the Letterman.
The ‘Billie’ writer got to work with Beatles as well. She wrote for one of the band’s songs, along with Cirino Colacrai, Eddie Fontaine and John Gluck. The track was called ‘Nothing Shakin’ and was eventually released in 1994 on ‘Live At The BBC.’