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us: McCoy, Vana


  • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]

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    • found: His Night time is lonely time [SR] 1966?: label (Van McCoy)
    • found: All music guide WWW site, Dec. 18, 2007 (Van McCoy; b. Van Allen Clinton McCoy, Jan. 6, 1940, Washington, D.C.; d. July 6, 1979, Englewood, N.J.; songwriter, producer, creator of the disco hit "The hustle")
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 03, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (African American National Biography; McCoy, Van; Van Allen Clinton McCoy; music producer, songwriter, musician; born 06 January 1940 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; attended a special weekend music class for children at Howard University; graduated from Roosevelt University (1958); formed doo-wop quartet the Starlighters which produced a single, “Birdland” (1956); formed record label, Rockin' Records in Philadelphia; released the single “Hey Mr. DJ” through his label (1959); New Jersey-based Scepter Records hired McCoy as a staff writer and A & R man; McCoy signed as a staff writer with Columbia Records subsidiary April-Blackwood Music Publishing (1966); joined forces with producer Charles Kipps (1971) and produced no less than six of the top 30 Billboard singles (1976-1977); received Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for the album single The Hustle; died 06 July 1979 in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States)
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    • [Individual was a Grammy Award awardee.]
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