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1963: The Brill Building Songwriters create a Timeless Soundtrack to American Adolescence

The Brill Building songwriters
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Working behind the scenes at 1619 Broadway, in New York, songwriters such as Carole King, Ellie Greenwich and Cynthia Weil bang out rock & roll classics including "Da Doo Ron Ron"and "Leader of the Pack."

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