ASCAP SONGWRITER LINDA LAWLEY PELFREY DIES AT 58

Linda Lawley Pelfrey

Linda Lawley Pelfrey


On November 24th 2007, singer, music producer and ASCAP songwriter Linda Lawley Pelfrey passed away. She was 58. Lawley began her musical life as a folk singer along the Gulf Coast, soon joining the rock group Eternity's Children, who performed with The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder in the mid to late '60s. She found work on Broadway in the 70s, joining the cast of Hair. She and her longtime professional partner Margaret Dorn toured and recorded with BJ Thomas and Petula Clark, and eventually signed a publishing deal with Chappell Music. Karen Carpenter recorded their song "Kiss Me the Way You Did Last Night." Moving to L.A. in the late '70s, Lawley joined the rock band Thieves, which eventually morphed into the versatile cabaret act Roommates and played around Los Angeles for eight years. Lawley married film/TV composer Danny Pelfrey in 1991, and after the pair toured with Carole King for two years, she dedicated herself to helping him build his career and launching Amusicom, their music library. In addition to her musical talents and business savvy, Lawley was famous among her friends as a painter, seamstress and cook. She is survived by her husband, her sister, Kathy Lawley Kendrick, and her brother, Eugene "Trey" Lawley III.

The Services celebrating Linda Lawley Pelfrey's life will be held December 14th, 2007 at 11am at Shepherd of the Hills, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, CA. Phone: 818.831.9333

In lieu of flowers, donations in Linda's name may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9884 Main St., P. O. Box 458, Damascus, MD 20872. Visit curesarcoma.org for a donation form.

To read more about the life of Linda Lawley Pelfrey, please visit the following link on the Society of Composers and Lyricists website: www.thescl.com