By Kresta in the Afternoon Songwriter Carl D’Errico (left) wrote the 1965 hit song, “It’s My Life,” performed by The Animals (right), as well as Bruce Springsteen and many other artists.
The unlikely spiritual journey of a 1960s hitmaker Carl D’Errico, whose songs have been performed and recorded by The Animals, Neil Diamond, the Yardbirds, Gene Pitney, and Bruce Springsteen, among others.
The 1965 hit song “It’s My Life,” performed by the Animals, expressed the angst of a generation, inspiring artists like Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. It’s currently on the bestselling soundtrack of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, “The Vietnam War,” underscoring its staying power. But for Carl D’Errico, the song’s composer, “It’s My Life” is a deeply personal statement that reflects a crucial step on his journey from despair to Christian hope.
Now, for the first time, the gifted Catholic songwriter has decided to tell his story.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Carl’s path to success was as challenging as it was unexpected. Although his parents enjoyed popular music, and encouraged him to play the piano, they never saw it as a means to earn a living. His father—a police officer and practical man—wanted his son to become an engineer, the rising new profession at the …read more
Source:: Ave Maria Radio