Today in Music: 5/28/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: “River Deep – Mountain High” was released on May 28, 1966. Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, “River Deep – Mountain High” was performed exclusively by Tina Turner but credited to Ike & Tina Turner. The song was produced by Phil Spector, who paid Ike Turner $20,000 to stay away from the studio so that Spector could exercise complete creative control of the project with Tina. The deal gave Ike the credit on the record. Although the song did not perform well upon release in the United States, it reached #3 in the UK and was considered by Phil Spector to be his highest achievement as a producer. “River Deep – Mountain High” has been covered by Deep Purple, The Supremes, the Four Tops and Celine Dion. #riverdeepmountainhigh #tinaturner #ikeandtinaturner #philspector #jeffbarry #elliegreenwich #wallofsound #iketurner #uk #deeppurple #thesupremes #thefourtops #celinedion #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory

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