Monday, January 19, 2009

Songwriterobit: Clint Ballard Jr

Clint Ballard Junior - whose name would have delighted Adam Trimingham and his Department of Appropriate Names - has died.

Born in Texas in 1931, Ballard spent time in the army before entering the music business as manager of the Kalin Twins, but it was as a songwriter that he really found success. He wrote Linda Rondstadt's hit You're No Good, and also created The Game Of Love for Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders.

Since the 80s, Ballard had been making a living in the property business.

1 comment:

mikem said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Clint Ballard Jr. when "Game of Love" was number 1. I was 18 and working for the music publisher Shapiro-Bernstein. He took the time to talk to an awed office boy as an adult. He was a true Texas gentlemen and I've never forgotten him. Thank you Clint.

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