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RIP Allee Willis

LOS ANGELES — Allee Willis, best known for penning the iconic theme song to the TV show “Friends,” and who also co-wrote the Earth, Wind & Fire classics “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died here Dec. 24. She was 72.

MSTies will recall that she co-wrote the music in the movie in episode 1201- MAC AND ME.

The L.A. Times has the story.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

6 Replies to “RIP Allee Willis”

  1. goalieboy82
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    This would also be the first person from a season 12 movie to die.

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  2. Mysteryman
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    Specifically she wrote “Down to Earth,” the song that plays during the insane McDonald’s dance sequence.

    I know they also sang or mentioned some of her songs in at least a couple of other episodes.

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  3. Yeti of Great Danger
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    RIP. I love the groove of old EW&F songs, and if you haven’t seen the excellent French movie “The Intouchables,” do. The party scene where Driss dances to “Boogie Wonderland” in front of all the snooty, classical music-loving guests is fantastic.

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  4. Scott Strong
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    Too short a life for someone with such a talent for writing music. RIP.

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  5. Sitting Duck
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    If only we could have seen the movie she thought she was scoring.

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  6. IR5
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    Another great one from Detroit. Sigh. Such a fertile ground back in the days of the auto industry. A footprint going far and wide.

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