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Subject: Lorraine Chandler, Singer, Songwriter & Producer (wrote songs recorded by the O'Jays, others)

Dead at 73
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Date Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 04:43:21pm

b. Ermastine Lewis, 1946, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

d. 2nd January 2020, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Singer, Songwriter & Producer, Lorraine Chandler, has died. Lorraine was 73.

Lorraine attended Northern High School in Detroit.

For a short while, Lorraine was in a group called the Ebonies, whose line-up featured Lorraine Chandler, Emma Nebbins and Effie Ellington.

She began writing songs with Jack Ashford.

She was signed to Jacks’s Pied Piper Productions as a songwriter and performer.

As a solo artist, she released ‘What Can I Do’ b/w ‘Tell Me You're Mine’ in 1966, ‘I Can't Hold On’ b/w ‘She Don't Want You’ in 1966, ‘Oh How I Need Your Love’ b/w ‘I Can't Change’ in 1967, ‘Love You Baby’ b/w ‘What Can I Do’ in 1975 and ‘I Can't Change’ b/w ‘What Can I Do’ in 1976, amongst others.

Many of her songs were released on the Giant, Pied Piper, Ashford, Outta Sight, RCA and Kapp labels.

When Jack relocated to Los Angeles in 1976, Lorraine remained in Detroit.

In the Eighties, Ace Records, Ady Croasdell, released a demo recording of a possible theme for the James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’.

Later, Lorraine went on to perform in Detroit and in the U.K.


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MattC (NT)Where R U?Tuesday, January 14, 05:18:13pm

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