Teddy Randazzo

Real Name:Alessandro Carmelo Randazzo

American songwriter, singer, arranger and producer with Italian origins. Born on May 13, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, died on November 21, 2003 in Orlando, Florida (USA). Best known for composing 1960s hit songs such as Goin' Out Of My Head and It's Gonna Take A Miracle and Hurt So Bad.

In the early years of rock and roll, Randazzo played with a group called The Three Chuckles and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show numerous times. Their first hit Runaround, was a top 20 hit. He co-starred in rock revues staged by the legendary disc jockey Alan Freed, appearing with such artists as Chuck Berry and LaVern Baker. Randazzo also had some starring roles and often performed in such rock films as Hey, Let's Twist, The Girl Can't Help It, Rock, Rock, Rock and Mr. Rock And Roll in the late 1950s and early 1960s. With his composing partner, Bobby Weinstein he wrote a string of major hits for other artists. The two were inducted into the Songwriters' Hall Of Fame in 2007, fifty years after first composing together. Married to Victoria Pike with whom he had a daughter.

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In Groups:Joyce (35), Teddy Randazzo And His Orchestra, The Three Chuckles
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