Brill Building: Home of the tunes

Micky Dolenz with new Monkee business!
April 26, 2021
Blowin’ in the wind with Tony Orlando
April 26, 2021

     One of the most legendary addresses in music history, located in New York City, is 1619 Broadway, most affectionately known as THE BRILL BUILDING. During the ‘golden age’ of rock & roll, in the late 1950s – mid 1960s, this was a mecca where thousands of songs were born, with tunesmiths and publishers trying to create the next ‘hit.’ Long before Don Kirshner was known for hosting a weekly TV rock concert, he and partner Al Nevins (of ‘The Three Suns,’ trio),  headed up Aldon Music, and signed up some of the greatest songwriters of all time, Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil,  Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield, naming a few. Their songs became standards, as they related to the average teenager, embracing their values, interests, and emotions. In 2015, during a road trip to the ‘big apple,’ as I stood in front of The Brill Building, I could feel the music, and only imagine the stories, those walls could tell!