Who Wrote the Beatles Hit 'Twist and Shout'? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

September 2, 2014 8:54 PM

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Who Wrote the Beatles Hit 'Twist and Shout'? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

Chances are that you've never heard of a man named Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs "Twist and Shout," "Piece of My Heart," "I Want Candy," "Here Comes the Night," and "Hang On Sloopy."

Those timeless tunes were written or co-written by Bert Berns, the many-hit wonder who thrived as a songwriter, record producer, and label chief with his own label, Bang Records. Not only did he write a string of hits, Berns also produced the iconic songs "Under the Boardwalk," "Brown Eyed Girl," an...

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