August 24, 2006

Songwriter Denny Randell to Be Honored

August 24th, 2006

Singer-songwriter, producer, arranger Denny Randell first rose to fame in the ’60s for a wealth of now immortal hits including many by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. Three of Randell’s songs for the legendary group–”Workin’ My Way Back To You,” “Opus 17,” and “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)” — are featured in the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, which recently won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical.

In addition to being spotlighted in Jersey Boys, two of Denny Randell’s compositions are set to be honored with BMI “Million Air” Performance Awards for multi-million radio airplay totals. Randell will receive the awards at BMI’s Manhattan offices on Thursday, August 24 at 2:30PM. That evening, Denny and his partner/collaborator Biddy Schippers will attend the 8PM performance of Jersey Boys.

At BMI, Randell’s “Workin’ My Way Back To You” will be recognized for surpassing the staggering 5,000,000 spins mark, one of only a handful of songs, including “Yesterday,” to do so (and, it’s more than halfway to 6M already). “Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got)” will be cited for over 3,000,000 spins — as it quickly closes in on the 4 million mark. In addition, his classic hit “A Lover’s Concerto” will also be honored with a BMI Performance Award, having long passed 4 million spins, making Denny Randell a “Million Air” many times over.

For the entire story, check out the Marketwire press release.

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