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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, December 27, 2003

Service to remember Teddy Randazzo

Advertiser Staff

Fifties rock icon Teddy Randazzo, who with partner Bobby Weinstein penned such hits as "Goin' Out of My Head" and "Hurts So Good," will be remembered at a special service Monday at 6 p.m., at Kawaiaha'o Church.


Randazzo died Nov. 21 at his home in Orlando, Fla. He was 68.

A key figure in the Hawai'i music scene, Randazzo produced and arranged Keola and Kapono Beamer's best-selling song and album, "Honolulu City Lights." He also wrote "I Love You" for Marlene Sai and "Salty Tears" for John Rowles.

Randazzo first visited the Islands in 1964, as a member of the group the Three Chuckles.

Over the years, he and Weinstein wrote songs for more than 350 artists, including Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frank Sinatra, The Temptations, The Manhattans, Queen Latifah, Laura Nyro and Luther Vandross.