Synopsis

Bert Berns was one of the great originals of the golden age of rhythm and blues. He produced historic records such as "Cry to Me" by Solomon Burke, "Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters and "Twist and Shout" by the Isley Brothers. His songs have become the bedrock of modern music, and were recorded by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, among many others. As head of his own record label, Berns signed and supervised the first solo records by Neil Diamond and Van Morrison. He died at age 37 on December 30, 1967 at the height of his career. But the music of Bert Berns never died. His songs are consistently covered by the biggest names in the music business, featured in movie soundtracks and have inspired many imitations and tributes.