#TBTXPN: Revisit the magical hit factory of The Brill Building
At 1619 Broadway in Manhattan, 49th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, music history was written. The Brill Building was an office that, in the mid 50s and early 60s, housed teams of professional songwriters who would come up with hits of the day that went on to be popularized by girl groups and Motown Combos.
The writers, from Neil Diamond to Neil Sedaka, Carole King to Connie Francis, explored young love and heartbreak with top notch session musicians and even orchestras. Their sound was so striking that it went on to influence pop songwriters around the country, and for this week’s WXPN Throwback Thursday, we take you to the Brill Building and beyond.
Tune in this Thursday at 88.5 FM in Philly or XPN.org worldwide, and see some of what’s in store below.