Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

July 3, 2014 12:19 AM

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Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment industry has been quite as circuitous - or mold-breaking. Equally nutshell-defying was Shirley Walker, the late, legendary composer for which ASCAP created a special honor at this year's Film and Television Music Awards. Rightfully so, Wendy and Lisa were the recipients of the inaugural Shirley Walker Award for their decades of composing riveting music for film and television.

Wendy and Lisa rose to worldwide prominence in the early 80s as part of the Revolution, contributing to such landmark radio staples as Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Mountains, Pop Life, Let's Go Crazy, I Would Die 4 U, and Purple Rain before parting ways with Prince in 1986. Listen carefully to t...

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