Russell Byrd


Bert Berns (November 8, 1929 - December 30, 1967), also known professionally under the names of Bert Russell and Russell Byrd, was a hitmaking songwriter and producer for other artists and a record label executive. As a recording artist, he is best known for "You'd Better Come Home" (1961, credited to Russell Byrd). Berns was inducted posthumously in 2016 into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer and honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Lifetime Achievement Award.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • You'd Better Come Home (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: 1960-1967

Genres: Pop, R&B, rock & roll, soul

Labels: Wand, Atlantic, Bang, Shout


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