Very happy to be officially included in the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) archives! This chunk of my interview is about my love of Motown and how it influenced me to become a songwriter.
Allee Willis wrote a number of successful songs that have become part of the fabric of pop music. Allee either wrote or co-wrote songs such as “September” by Earth Wind & Fire, the theme for the sitcom Friends entitled “I’ll Be there for You,” the Broadway musical The Color Purple, and “Neutron Dance” among many others. She has also been heavily involved with technology and in fact was creating interactive social media experiences on the Internet as early as 1991. As an artist and set designer, Allee has worked with many other performers over the years and continues to create art in many forms that expresses her views, emotions, and gratitude.
Interview Date: October 30, 2018
Job Title: Songwriter, Artist
Tags: Songwriter Earth Wind and Fire Television Soul Music Film Scores-Soundtracks Broadway Songwriters Hall of Fame Grammy Awards Women in the Music Industry Otis Redding