Gary Knight

The Love of soft soul music is what I live and breathe. I wrote songs for many talented artists such as : Tina Turner, Kanye West, J Kelly & the Premiers, The Courtship, Billy (Hill) Proctor, Frankie Valli, Adam Wade, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Lenny Welsh, Donny Beaumont, Frank Sinatra Jr., Walter Jackson, Leslie Gore and more.

I co-wrote two songs which are heard in the famous cult movie, "Clockwork Orange". My career spans over sixty years and was lucky enough to work with these talented artists, musicians and engineers at Sigma Sound Studios at 212 North 12th Street, Philadelphia Pa. Working with arrangers like Klaus Ogerman, Charlie Colello and Artie Schroek were absolutely memorable experiences. Those days will be etched in my memory forever! Those who are no longer with us will be remembered for their special talents. My experiences with which I learned and improved my abilities to write songs I am so grateful to each of these people. When I write lyrics, play keyboards, guitar and trumpet and exercise my arranging ability, I owe to much of that to Artie Schroek who taught me strings and horns voicing without my having to read or write music. A great big thanks to Brad Baker who was my copyist and band leader in the studio.

Thank you to all who helped me to never forget the wonderful days, weeks and years in the music business!

I worked with the following Producers:
  • Bob Crewe
  • Don Kirshner
  • Jerry Ross
  • Berry Gordy Jr.

These artists recorded my songs:
  • Connie Francis
  • Tina Turner
  • Frankie Valli
  • Kanye West
  • The Grass Roots
  • Marilyn McCoo
  • Leslie Gore
  • Artie Schroek
  • Kiki Dee
  • Adam Wade

The stories I will share are about the following artists:
  • Jon Lennon
  • The Angel's
  • Connie Francis
  • Peggy Santiglia
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Jerry Vale