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Jerry Ragovoy (1930–2011)


He is survived by his wife, Beverly Mattson Ragovoy of Stamford, Connecticut; a sister, Loretta Ragovoy Margulies of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two daughters, Melissa Ragovoy of Houston, Texas and Gillian Ragovoy Ferguson of New York City and a granddaughter. See more trivia »

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 2013 Elementary (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- On the Line (2013) ... (writer: "Time Is on My Side")
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2013) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
  Mad Men (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- A Tale of Two Cities (2013) ... (lyrics: "Piece of My Heart" - uncredited) / (music: "Piece of My Heart" - uncredited)
 2012-2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 5 (2013) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
- Grand Finale (2012) ... (writer: "Stay with Me")
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Stay with Me" (as "Stay with Me Baby"))
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Results Show 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Stay with Me" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2012 Not Fade Away (writer: "Time is on My Side")
 2012 A Current Affair (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karise (2012) ... (writer: "Stay With Me")
 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (writer: "Stay With Me")
 2011 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tales from the Luncheonette (2011) ... (writer: "Take a Little (Piece of My Heart)" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 12 Perform (2011) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- David Spade/Tom Papa/Plain White T's/'The Voice' Finalists (2011) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2011 Cinema Verite (TV Movie) (writer: "Time Is On My Side")
 2011 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 9 Finalists Compete (2011) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2011 Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero (Documentary) (writer: "Stay With Me" - as Ragovoy)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.6 (2010) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)")
 2009 Pirate Radio (writer: "Stay with Me Baby" (1966))
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Flu Shot (2009) ... (writer: "Piece of My Love" - uncredited)
 2008 Queridos Amigos (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... (writer: "Cry Baby")
 2008/I The Deal (writer: "Pata Pata" - as Jerry Ragavoy)
 2007 Savage Grace (writer: "Ain't Nobody Home")
 2007 Introducing the Dwights (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2006 Bobby (writer: "Pata Pata")
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (2006) ... (writer: "Cry Baby" - as Norman Meade)
 2005 Stoned (writer: "Time is on my side")
 2005 Romance & Cigarettes (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2005 The 47th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 2005 Forty Shades of Blue (writer: "Take Good Care of You")
 2005 Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis (Video documentary) (writer: "Either Side of the Same Town")
 2004 Sex Lives of the Potato Men (writer: "One Way Love")
 2004 Boston Public (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Seventy-Nine (2004) ... (writer: "Piece of My Heart" - uncredited)
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) (writer: "Cry Baby" - as J. Ragovoy)
 2003 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Perfect Circles (2003) ... (writer: "Time is on My Side")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (writer: "Piece Of My Heart")
 2001 Mohamed (Short) (writer: "Cry Baby" - as J. Ragovoy)
 2000 Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (lyrics: "Dummasack" - as J. Ragovoy) / (music: "Dummasack" - as J. Ragovoy)
 1999 Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (Video documentary) (writer: "Stop")
 1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday ("Piece of My Heart")
 1998 Fallen (writer: "Time Is On My Side" - as Jerry Ragovoy)
 1997 Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Stay with Me")
 1995 The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Piece of My Heart (Take Another)")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Piece Of My Heart")
 1994 Woodstock Diary (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)")
 1991 Intimate Stranger (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Piece of My Heart") / (music: "Piece of My Heart")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (writer: "Piece of My Heart" - uncredited)
 1982 Let's Spend the Night Together (Documentary) ("Time Is On My Side")
 1981 Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (Documentary) (writer: "Piece of My Heart")
 1980 Divine Madness (Documentary) (writer: "Stay with Me")
 1979 The Rose (writer: "Stay With Me")
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter (writer: "Get It While You Can" - as Ragovoy)
 1975 Gladys and Her All-Girl Band (writer: "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" - uncredited)
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.16 (1974) ... (writer: "Eight Days on the Road")
 1970 Pornography in Denmark: A New Approach (Documentary) (writer: "Time Is on My Side" - uncredited)
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (writer: "Time Is on My Side")
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.5 (1964) ... (writer: "Time Is On My Side")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He produced and arranged the song, "A Wonderful Dream," for the Philadelphia falsetto group, The Majors. He used the name Norman Margulies for his writing credit on that song. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Norman Margulies | Norman Meade

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He moved to New York City in 1962 to embark on a Broadway songwriting career. See more »



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