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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Leka'

Bridgeport Songwriter Gary DeCarlo

June 29th, 2017 · 2 Comments · News and Events

Two kids from Bridgeport Paul Leka and Gary DeCarlo wrote an anthem that took on a life of its own. Paul Leka passed away in 2011. His former bandmate Gary DeCarlo left us this week. This song leaves an indelible mark.

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Na Na Na Na … Hey Hey … Kiss Him Goodbye–The Story Behind the Song

September 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Library, News and Events

They didn’t know it at the time, but a couple of Bridgeport kids, Gary DeCarlo and Paul Leka, wrote a classic that’s become a rock anthem. Leka, the great songwriter, passed away last year. Gary DeCarlo will perform the song, among others, September 29 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. This Saturday you can meet him […]

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Gary Puckett’s Coming To Downtown Cabaret

March 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, News and Events

Gary Puckett’s bringing his soulful pipes to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre for two shows on March 31. His streak of hits with the Union Gap include Young Girl, Woman Woman, Lady Willpower, Over You and This Girl is a Woman Now. OIB caught up to Gary for a quick Q&A about his career and upcoming shows.

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Bridgeport Songwriter Paul Leka

October 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

There are songwriters and then there are songwriters whose music leaves an indelible mark on an industry. Paul Leka was a kid from Bridgeport who wrote songs as well as produced records for REO Speedwagon and Harry Chapin when he had his music studio in the Park City. I interviewed Leka for my book Only In Bridgeport when it was […]

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