in

The Musical Genius Behind the “Friends” Theme Also Wrote “September”



At the beginning of 1978, Allee Willis was living off of food stamps. But by the end of the year, she’d sold 10 million records … and that’s just part of the story. The musical genius, is responsible for over 1,000 songs, incluidng hits like Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September,” the entirety of Broadway’s “The Color Purple,” and the iconic, unforgettable “Friends” theme song. Oh, and she did this all without being able to write music or play a single instrument.

UPDATE: We are sad to note that Allee Willis passed away in December, 2019. She was 72.

SUBSCRIBE:

#Friends #AlleeWillis #Songwriter

This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world.

Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Come hang with us on Vimeo:
Visit our world directly:

Written by admin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Bio Oil Review | Benefits of Bio Oil | Remove Stretch Marks/Scars | Skincare Routine Using Bio Oil!

"Foreword" to Renman Music & Business by Brandon Boyd