Wes Farrell

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Wes Farrell (December 21, 1939 - February 29, 1996) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer, who was most active in the 1960s and 1970s. He was responsible for over 300 million record sales, including 70 million sales with The Partridge Family, during his career.


Farrell was one of the most prolific and influential songwriters, producers, publishers, and music executives of the 60's and 70's. To date Farrell's catalogue includes close to 500 songs that he wrote, produced, or published. The biggest of his hits was The Beatles' "Boys" (co-written with Luther Dixon), originally performed by The Shirelles. Farrell also wrote the 1965 US #1 single "Hang on Sloopy" (co-written with Bert Russell, aka Bert Berns), and is one of the most performed songs in the history of music according to the RIAA. Hang on Sloopy also became the Official Rock Song of the U.S. state of Ohio, and the rock song for Ohio State University. The song is so popular in Columbus, Ohio, and on the Ohio State University campus the song is played at every sports homes game, and graduation, the athletic department department even made their official website for all sports HangOnSloopy.com. Farrell also penned Jay and the Americans' US #3 hit "Come a Little Bit Closer" (co-written with songwriters Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart) and the theme song for The Partridge Family television series, "Come On, Get Happy".

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