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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died in Nashville, Tennessee, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameJames Arthur Griffin

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Jimmy Griffin grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and was one of three collaborating songwriters (under the pseudonym Arthur James) of the Academy Award-winning song "For All We Know" which won Best Song from the movie "Lovers and Other Strangers."

Accomplished singer, songwriter and musician, he teamed up with Michael Z. Gordon in the early 1960s to write over sixty songs, forty of which were recorded by major artists including Ed Aames, Gary Lewis, Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, The Standells, Leslie Gore, Sandy Nelson and Cher. Gordon and Griffin's "Apologize" earned them a BMI Award for Best Male Vocalist. The duo also wrote the chart-topping, "Love Machine".

Griffin was one of the founding members, vocalist, lead guitarist, songwriter and co-producer for the sensational rock group Bread, which scored over a dozen top-ten singles. After retiring from Bread, he later became a member of the successful country bands, the Remingtons and Black Tie.

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Spouse (1)

Marti ? (? - 11 January 2005) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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One of three collaborating songwriters (under the pseudonym Arthur James) of the Acamdemy Award-winning song "For All We Know" from the movie "Lovers and Other Strangers."
Accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. One of the founding members, vocalist, lead guitarist, songwriter and co-producer for the rock group Bread. Later a member of the successful bands, the Remingtons and Black Tie.
Grew up in Memphis, Tennessee
Jimmy Griffin teamed up one last time with former writing partner, Michael Z. Gordon to sing, "Something Else Altogether" which was slated to be the title song for Gordon's production of "The Devil And Daniel Webster". However, the film was never completed and it turned out to be Jimmy's last recording session. Jimmy passed away shortly after the song was finally completed.

The song, "Something Else Altogether" can be heard with Jimmy singing over clips from the movie at: http://youtu.be/Tp7MXhHAXrY.

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