Sunday, May 26, 2024

Buddy Buie, 74, Wrote “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “So Into You,” Many Pop Classics


So sorry to hear that Buddy Buie has died at age 74. He wrote all those classic hits for Dennis Yost and the Classics IV— “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” as well as the Atlanta Rhythm Section’s “So Into You” and other hits. I interviewed Buddy a few years ago when John Legend turned “Spooky” into his “Save Room.” I thought Buddy would be upset, but he was thrilled to get the money. Rest in peace, Buddy!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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