They came in threes quickly Wednesday.
Ted Kennedy, Dominick Dunne, and Ellie Greenwich.
I made sure Ellie got her due on our 11 p.m. news, because even if you didn’t know her name, you knew her work.
With her ex-husband Jeff Barry, she co-wrote much of the soundtrack of the ’60s, from “Leader of the Pack” to “River Deep, Mountain High” to “Be My Baby.” She’s also credited with discovering Neil Diamond, producing all of his early hits, and singing backup on them.
So in honor of Ellie Greenwich, here’s another of her hits, “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann. (I never knew which one was Manfred until now. He’s the keyboard player.)