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Dan Penn


Spirit songwriter, singer, and music maker. He helped create such 1960s strikes as “Cry Just like a Baby,” “Perform Right Woman, Perform Best Man,” and “I’m Your Puppet.” His early strike song “Is usually a Bluebird Blue?” was performed by Conway Twitty in 1960. Early in his profession, he was connected with Popularity Studios in Muscle mass Shoals, Alabama. He grew up in Vernon, Alabama. In his mid-twenties, he relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to help expand his music profession. He later resolved in Nashville. His track “You Left water Operating” became a 1966 strike for R&B vocalist Barbara Lynn.

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Full Name Dan Penn
Date Of Birth November 16, 1941
Place Of Birth Alabama
Profession Soul Singer
Nationality American
Movies Muscle Shoals
Star Sign Scorpio

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Scandal2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Strictly Come Dancing2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Benefactor2015writer: "The Dark End Of The Street"
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Child2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frontline2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Interrupters2011Documentary writer: "Don't Give Up On Me"
A Mulher Invisível2009writer: "A Woman Left Lonely"
Soul Men2008writer: "I'm Your Puppet"
Dancing with the Stars2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
This Is England2006writer: "Dark End Of The Street"
Aloha from Sweden2006Video writer: "Sweet Inspiration"
Drømmen2006lyrics: "Dark End of the Street" / music: "Dark End of the Street"
Cheap2005writer: "I'm Your Puppet"
Forty Shades of Blue2005writer: "Dark End of the Street"
Grand Theft Parsons2003writer: "Dark End Of The Street" - uncredited
Prey for Rock & Roll2003writer: "Don't Give Up On Me"
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Only the Strong Survive2002Documentary writer: "Soul Survivor"
The Dummy2000Video writer: "I'm Your Puppet" - as Penn
Meet the Parents2000writer: "I'm Your Puppet"
Haepi-endeu1999writer: "Dark End of the Street"
The Secret Life of Girls1999writer: "A Woman Left Lonely"
Millennium1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
La vida en el aire1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
7th Heaven1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Powder Room1996Documentary writer: "DO RIGHT WOMAN, DO RIGHT MAN" - as D. Penn
Dead Presidents1995writer: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
My Family1995writer: "I'm Your Puppet"
Heaven & Earth1993writer: "Cry Like a Baby"
Cape Fear1991writer: "Do Right Woman--Do Right Man"
The Commitments1991writer: "Dark End Of The Street", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
Dying Young1991writer: "OUGHTA BE A LAW"
The Color of Money1986writer: "Out Of Left Field"
Rock Around the Dock1986TV Movie writer: "A Woman Left Lonely"
The Border1982writer: "Building Fires"
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Barbra Streisand and Other Musical Instruments1973TV Special writer: "Sweet Inspiration"
The Graham Kennedy Show1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972TV Series writer - 1 episode
Carry It On1970Documentary writer: "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV Series writer - 1 episode



Undeniably Donnie2015Documentary short
Late Show with David Letterman2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Independent Lens2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Muscle Shoals2013DocumentaryHimself
Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music2005TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Songwriter
Later... With Jools Holland1999TV SeriesHimself

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