Songwriter George Green Passes
August 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM (PT)
GEORGE M. GREEN, who wrote lyrics for several hit songs by JOHN MELLENCAMP and BARBRA STREISAND, among others, died SUNDAY (8/28) in ALBUQUERQUE, NM, the BLOOMINGTON, IN HERALD TIMES reports. A native of SEYMOUR, IN, GREEN was a classmate of MELLENCAMP’s and lived in BLOOMINGTON for many years
Together, GREEN and MELLENCAMP composed "Hurt So Good," "Crumblin’ Down" and "Rain on the Scarecrow”" among many others. GREEN also wrote lyrics for songs recorded by JUDE COLE, VANESSA WILLIAMS, HALL & OATES, RICKY SKAGGS and the OAK RIDGE BOYS.
Funeral arrangements are being made in ALBUQUERQUE. A memorial service in BLOOMINGTON is being planned and will be announced at a later date.