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US pop songwriter Greenwich dies

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American songwriter Ellie Greenwich, who penned River Deep, Mountain High and other hits, has died, aged 68.

In a 50-year career, she was awarded some 25 gold and platinum discs. She collaborated with Phil Spector on Chapel of Love and Da Doo Ron Ron. She wrote Leader of the Pack with her ex-husband, which became the basis for a Broadway musical based on her life.


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