Songwriter Diane Lampert Dead at 88

Her songs were recorded by the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Brenda Lee and more

Diane Lampert and Buster Keaton on the set of 'Ten Girls Ago.'
AP Photo/Rainbow Music Corp., Curt Gunther
February 24, 2013 3:02 PM ET

Diane Charlotte Lampert, a songwriter who contributed lyrics to a long catalog of pop and rockabilly hits along with the title songs for more than 20 movies, died on Friday in New York City at the age of 88, the Associated Press reports.

Lampert was born in the Bronx, New York in 1924. She made a career in the 1950s and 1960s co-writing songs that were performed by artists including Brenda Lee, Harry Nilsson, George Jones, the Seekers and the Letterman. Her movie credits include the title songs for the films The Snow Queen, I'll Take Sweden, Billie, and Silent Running, as well as songs for The Wild and the Innocent, and Trees Lounge.

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Along with Eddie Fontaine, Cirino Colacrai and John Gluck, Lampert wrote the rockabilly hit, "Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees)," which the Beatles recorded for a BBC radio show in 1963. The track was released on the 1994 album Live at the BBC

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