Rick Ward

Profile:
Rick Ward, ABC-Paramount's publicity director in the early and mid 1960s, wrote the song "Light Out Of Darkness", together with Ray Charles, on this album Shirley Horn - Light Out Of Darkness (A Tribute To Ray Charles). Here is an article from Billboard on July 25, 1964 about that song. You can also find the song at IMDb under Rick Ward (II). And if you want to look at Rick Ward, here is an image of Rick Ward from Billboard on June 20, 1960.

Finally, here are Rick Ward's all registered compositions at BMI.
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10394 Rick Ward - Dancin' To the Bossa Nova album art Ray Milan And The Quarter-Notes Dancin' To The Bossa Nova (as R. Ward) Ray Milan And The Quarter-Notes - Dancin' To the Bossa Nova(7", Single) ABC-Paramount 10394 US 1963 Sell This Version
345 572 PF Rick Ward - Katz Und Maus / Die Mode Aus Brasilien album art Franco Duval Die Mode Aus Brasilien (Dancing To The Bossa Nova) (as R. Ward) Franco Duval - Katz Und Maus / Die Mode Aus Brasilien(7", Single, Mono) Philips 345 572 PF Germany 1963 Sell This Version
45-11871 Rick Ward - R.S.V.P. / Alouette, Pretty Alouette (I Will Get You Yet) album art Frank Fontaine Alouette, Pretty Alouette (I Will Get You Yet) (as R. Ward) Frank Fontaine - R.S.V.P. / Alouette, Pretty Alouette (I Will Get You Yet) (Single) ABC-Paramount 45-11871 Canada 1964 Sell This Version
ABC 100.000 STANDARD, 100.000 Rick Ward - Chansons Du Film "Ballad In Blue" album art Ray Charles Light Out Of Darkness Ray Charles - Chansons Du Film "Ballad In Blue"(LP) ABC-Paramount, Vega ABC 100.000 STANDARD, 100.000 France 1964 Sell This Version
ABCS-514 Rick Ward - I'm Counting On You album art Frank Fontaine I'm Counting On You Frank Fontaine - I'm Counting On You(LP, Album) ABC-Paramount ABCS-514 US 1965 Sell This Version
ABC-520 Rick Ward - Country And Western Meets Rhythm And Blues album art Ray Charles Light Out Of Darkness Ray Charles - Country And Western Meets Rhythm And Blues (Album) ABC-Paramount, ABC-Paramount ABC-520 France 1965 Sell This Version
ABCS 520 Rick Ward - Country And Western Meets Rhythm And Blues album art Ray Charles Light Out Of The Darkness Ray Charles - Country And Western Meets Rhythm And Blues(7", EP, Jukebox) ABC Records ABCS 520 US 1965 Sell This Version
2-V6S-8814 Rick Ward - The History Of Jimmy Smith album art Jimmy Smith The Cat Jimmy Smith - The History Of Jimmy Smith (Comp) Verve Records 2-V6S-8814 US 1972 Sell This Version
TKS-4040 Rick Ward - Goldfinger album art Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats Vs. The Tokyo Cuban Boys Light Out Of Darkness (as R. Ward) Nobuo Hara and His Sharps & Flats Vs. The Tokyo Cuban Boys - Goldfinger(LP) King Records TKS-4040 Spain 1972 Sell This Version
TOP-1893Ⓢ Rick Ward - In The Heat Of The Night = 真夜中のバラード album art レイ・チャールズ* Light Out Of Darkness = 星空のバラード (as R. Ward) レイ・チャールズ* - In The Heat Of The Night = 真夜中のバラード(7", Single, RE) London Records TOP-1893Ⓢ Japan 1974 Sell This Version
96.115, 96 115 Rick Ward - Chansons Nettes album art Nougaro* Le Chat Nougaro* - Chansons Nettes(LP, Album) Barclay, Barclay 96.115, 96 115 France 1981 Sell This Version
62741 Rick Ward - Le Chat (The Cat) / Vieux Vienne album art Nougaro* Le Chat (The Cat) Nougaro* - Le Chat (The Cat) / Vieux Vienne(7", Single) Barclay 62741 France 1981 Sell This Version
LSI 78052, ILPS 9874 Rick Ward - Strange Weather album art Marianne Faithfull A Stranger On Earth Marianne Faithfull - Strange Weather (Album) Jugoton, Island Records LSI 78052, ILPS 9874 Yugoslavia 1987 Sell This Version
7 98544 2 Rick Ward - Ven A Cantar album art Joaquin Prat Recordar (as Ward) Joaquin Prat - Ven A Cantar(CD, Album) Hispavox 7 98544 2 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
840 186-2 Rick Ward - Grand Angle Sur Nougaro album art Nougaro* Le Chat (The Cat) Nougaro* - Grand Angle Sur Nougaro(CD, Comp) Philips 840 186-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
P2-19703 Rick Ward - Light Out Of Darkness (A Tribute To Ray Charles) album art Shirley Horn Light Out Of Darkness Shirley Horn - Light Out Of Darkness (A Tribute To Ray Charles) (Album) Gitanes Jazz Productions, Verve Records, Gitanes Jazz P2-19703 US 1993 Sell This Version
527 950-2 Rick Ward - Walk On The Wild Side - Best Of The Verve Years album art Jimmy Smith The Cat Jimmy Smith - Walk On The Wild Side - Best Of The Verve Years(2xCD, Comp) Verve Records 527 950-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
HR 62102-2 Rick Ward - Original Soundtrack - Donnie Brasco album art Various A Stranger On Earth Various - Original Soundtrack - Donnie Brasco(CD, Album, Comp) Hollywood Records HR 62102-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
74321 61463 2 Rick Ward - Back To Earth album art Lisa Ekdahl, Peter Nordahl Trio Stranger On Earth (as R. Ward) Lisa Ekdahl, Peter Nordahl Trio - Back To Earth (Album) BMG Classics, RCA Victor 74321 61463 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
VSD-5907 Rick Ward - The Della Reese Collection  album art Della Reese A Stranger On Earth Della Reese - The Della Reese Collection (CD, Comp) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5907 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Rick Ward - Crazee album art Tame One Tame One - Crazee(12") Boom Skwad Recordings none US 2000 Sell This Version
7567-83435-2 Rick Ward - Stranger On Earth album art Lina Stranger On Earth Lina - Stranger On Earth(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-83435-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 40038 2 0 Rick Ward - The Definitive Jimmy Smith album art Jimmy Smith The Cat Jimmy Smith - The Definitive Jimmy Smith (Comp) Blue Note 7243 5 40038 2 0 US 2002 Sell This Version
74321 973082 Rick Ward - Heaven, Earth And Beyond album art Lisa Ekdahl Stranger On Earth Lisa Ekdahl - Heaven, Earth And Beyond (Comp) RCA Victor, BMG France, Disques Vogue 74321 973082 Taiwan 2002 Sell This Version
CD-83566 Rick Ward - Friday Night Special album art Janis Siegel I Just Dropped By To Say Hello (as Richard Ward) Janis Siegel - Friday Night Special(CD, Album, Club) Telarc Jazz CD-83566 US 2003 Sell This Version