The guy was also a good argument about why more writers should go into politics. Vaclav Havel: An Intertwining of Artist and Politician www.nytimes.com
“Jerry Ragovoy’s' greatest productions, for the likes of such cult favorite non-household names as Garnett Mimms, Erma Franklin, Lorraine Ellison and Howard Tate, convey the irony of a songwriter whose work is best remembered for covers by more famous artists who were members of the cults.
The Stones‘ "Time is on My Side" wasn't merely a cover; it was a cover of a cover, while Janis never lived long enough to record a song he‘d actually written for her.”
Now, I guess someone will believe this wasn't done as a favor for Vito Lopez. Sen. Sampson is "of-counsel" with ethics appointee www.timesunion.com