I hope that when I’m 91 I still have the energy Jerrie Thill has. Jerrie was born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1917 and has been in the music business since she was 18. For the past two dozen years, Jerrie has been performing every Sunday afternoon at Hollywood’s El Cid restaurant.
I found out about Jerrie from Allee Willis who wrote to me earlier this week to tell me about Jerrie. While you may not recognize Allee’s name, you’ll certainly know many of the songs she’s written: “September” and “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire; “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts which was the theme from the TV show Friends; “Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters, and so many more.
Jerrie and Allee teamed up to put together a catchy song and video called “Hey Jerrie” that I think you’ll enjoy.
To your happiness!