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Don Covay (1938–2015)

Don Covay was born on March 24, 1938 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA as Donald James Randolph. He was married to Yvonne Darby. He died on January 31, 2015 in Franklin Square, New York, USA. See full bio »

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School of Rock
School of Rock Soundtrack
(2003)
Ali
Ali Soundtrack
(2001)
Frequency
Frequency Soundtrack
(2000)
Rat Race
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(2001)

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 2016 Mafia III (Video Game) (writer: "Chain of Fools" - uncredited)
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yesterday Once More (2016) ... (performer: "Everything I Do Goin To Be Funky")
 2015 My All-American (performer: "Pony Time") / (writer: "Pony Time")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.28 (2013) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2008-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
- Round 9: Results (2008) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools" - uncredited)
 2012 Ginger & Rosa (writer: "Pony Time")
 2011 I Don't Know How She Does It (performer: "Sookie Sookie") / (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 2004-2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 10 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
- American Idol's Final 3 Perform (2005) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
- 3 Sing (2004) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
- I'm Back, Baby! (2004) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.11 (2010) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
- Episode #5.10 (2010) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (writer: "Sookie! Sookie!" - as Donald Covay)
  Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2008)
- A Family Thing (2008) ... (performer: "Mercy, Mercy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mercy, Mercy" - uncredited)
 2006 Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (writer: "Chain of Fools" - as Donald Covay)
 2004 In Good Company (writer: "Chain of Fools" (1967) - as Donald Covay)
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 30 Group 2 Performance Show (2004) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2003 Karaoke Revolution (Video Game) ("Chain Of Fools")
 2003 School of Rock ("Chain Of Fools")
 2003 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 2002 La bande du drugstore (writer: "Chain of fools" - as Donald Conway)
 2001 Ali (writer: "That's How It Feels" - as Donald Covay)
 2001 Rat Race (writer: "Chain of Fools" - as Donald Covay)
 2000 Tigerland (writer: "SOOKIE SOOKIE" - as Donald Covay)
 2000 Honest (performer: "See Saw") / (writer: "See Saw")
 2000 Frequency (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 2000/I Committed (performer: "Mercy Mercy") / (writer: "Mercy Mercy")
 1998 Divas Live: An Honors Concert for VH1 Save the Music (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Have Cleared the Tower (1998) ... (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
- 1968 (1998) ... (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 1998 Always Outnumbered (TV Movie) (writer: "Chain of Fools" - as Dan Covay)
 1997 Addicted to Love (writer: "Tukka Yoot's Riddim")
 1996 Michael (writer: "Chain of Fools" (1967))
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heartbreak (1995) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools" - uncredited)
 1994 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nancy Kerrigan/Aretha Franklin (1994) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools" - uncredited)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (writer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1993 Aretha Franklin: Duets (TV Special) (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 1992 Sneakers (writer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1991 The Commitments (writer: "Chain Of Fools")
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ryder on the Storm (1990) ... (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 1990 Fire Birds (writer: "Chain Of Fools" - as Dan Covey)
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie) (writer: "Chain of Fools")
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills (writer: "Pony Time" - as Don Covey)
 1988 Hairspray (writer: "Pony Time")
 1987 Light of Day (writer: "You're Good for Me")
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "Lights Out")
 1983 Star 80 (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (writer: "Pony Time")
 1973 Let the Good Times Roll (Documentary) (writer: "Pony Time")
 1969 The Stones in the Park (Documentary) (writer: "Mercy Mercy")
 1967 The Graduate (performer: "Mercy Mercy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Mercy Mercy" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.16 (1965) ... (writer: "Mercy Mercy" (as "Have Mercy"))
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (writer: "Long Tall Shorty")
- Episode #1.43 (1965) ... (writer: "Long Tall Shorty")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.33 (1965) ... (writer: "I'm Coming Down with the Blues")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single (as Don Covay and the Goodtimers): "Pony Time" / "Love Boat" (Arnold Records) See more »

Alternate Names:

Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band
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Trivia:

His father was a Baptist minister who died when Don was 8. His mother moved the family to Washington DC, where he formed a gospel group, the Cherry Keys, with his four siblings. He took "Don Covay" as a pen name when he started writing music. See more »

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