LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shadow Morton, a 1960s pop-song writer and producer whose biggest hits include "Leader of the Pack" and "Remember (Walking in the Sand)," has died. He was 71.|
Family friend Amy Krakow confirmed with The Associated Press on Sunday that Morton, born George Francis Morton, died Thursday in Laguna Beach, California.
The Shangri-Las, a girls group from Queens, New York, gained fame after recording both "Remember" in 1964, and then "Leader of the Pack," which Morton co-wrote with Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich. The Shangri-Las became famous starting in 1964 with Morton's hits.
Morton was born in Brooklyn and moved to Long Island as a teenager.
Krakow said he is survived by three daughters, a sister and three grandchildren.
His death was reported Friday by The New York Times.
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