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Name  Ben Raleigh

Role  Lyricist
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Died  February 26, 1997, Hollywood, California, United States
Similar People  David Mook, Jeff Barry, Mark Barkan, Sherman Edwards, David Axelrod

UNLEASHED!! - Scooby doo (David Mook and Ben Raleigh cover MXPX version) Live @ Bearnos


Ben Raleigh (June 16, 1913, New York – February 26, 1997, Hollywood) was an American lyricist and composer responsible for a number of major hits, including "Dungaree Doll", "Wonderful, Wonderful", "Hold on Girl", "She's a Fool", "I Don't Wanna Be a Loser", "Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)", “Love is a Hurtin' Thing”, “Tell Laura I Love Her” and "That's How Heartaches Are Made". His songs were recorded by artists such as Eddie Fisher, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Darin, The Monkees, Dinah Shore, Lesley Gore, Ray Peterson and Lou Rawls. "Tell Laura I Love Her" reached No.1 in the UK in 1960. "Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)" peaked at No.3 in the United States in 1946.

Raleigh composed the theme song to Scooby-Doo, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You". Hanna-Barbera attempted to buy him out, but he declined and chose a royalty instead.

He died in a kitchen fire in his home in Los Angeles in 1997.

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Ben Raleigh Wikipedia


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