Richard "Ritchie" William “Ritchie” Barrett (Richard William Barrett)

Richard William “Ritchie” Barrett

Producer and Songwriter.  As one of the first successful independent black producers and songwriters, he was also a creative force behind many groups of the ’50s and ’60s, including the Cleftones, the Flamingos, the Chantels, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers, the Isley Brothers and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. Barrett was also the creator, director and manager of the Three Degrees (“When Will I See You Again”), the most enduring act with which he has ever been associated.  (bio by: MusicFan)


  • July, 14, 1933
  • USA


  • August, 08, 2006
  • USA


  • West Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA

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