Steve Duboff

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Singer-songwriter Steve Duboff recorded six singles, between 1965 and 1968, as one-half of a duo, Changin' Times, shared with Artie Kornsfeld. Duboff's greatest success, however, has come as co-producer,…
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Singer-songwriter Steve Duboff recorded six singles, between 1965 and 1968, as one-half of a duo, Changin' Times, shared with Artie Kornsfeld. Duboff's greatest success, however, has come as co-producer, with Kornfeld, of albums by Hugh McCracken, Insect Trust, Guy Mitchell, Lenny Williams and the Cowsills and the co-writer of several late-1960s hits. His tune, "Pied Piper", written with Kornfeld, became a top five UK hit by Crispian St. Peters and was subsequently covered by the Human Beinz, La De Da's, Aces Combo and Tony and The Fabulous Spades. Their song, "The Rain, The Park And Other Things", recorded by the Cowsills, was one of the biggest selling pop tunes of 1967, while Ringo Starr included Duboff's tune, "Can She Do It Like She Dances" on his 1977 album, Ringo The 4th.

Duboff and Kornfeld's collaboration reached its apex with the "discovery" of the Cowsills in 1966. Although their first three singles with the family group, "Most Of All", "Party Girl" and "A Most Peculiar Man", released on the Phillips label failed to crack the top one hundred, they scored with "The Rain, The Park And Other Things" after switching to Mercury's MGM subsidiary.

Following his split with Kornfeld, in 1969, Duboff released a solo single, "In The Peaceful Valley (Woodstock '69)" b/w "Song For You". While the single failed to stir much excitement, Kornfeld went on to greater fame as co-producer, with Joel Rosenman, John Roberts and Michael Lang, of the Woodstock Music And Art Festival.