Dan Penn biography

Dan Penn

Songwriter, Musical Artist

1941 –

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Who is Dan Penn?

Dan Penn is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer who co-wrote many soul hits of the 1960s including "The Dark End Of The Street" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" with Chips Moman as well as "Cry Like a Baby" with Spooner Oldham. Penn also produced many hits including "The Letter" by The Box Tops. Though considered to be one of the great white soul singers of his generation, Penn has released relatively few records featuring his own vocals and musicianship preferring the relative anonymity of songwriting and producing.

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Born
Nov 16, 1941
Vernon
Also known as
  • Dann Penn
  • Penn, Dan
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Alabama

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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