Songwriter, record producer, singer, manager, vidgame designer
Steven W. Duboff, songwriter, record producer, singer, manager and video game designer, died on February 28 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 62.
Duboff co-wrote the 60’s hits “The Rain The Park and Other Things” and “We Can Fly” by The Cowsills, and Crispian St. Peter’s “The Pied Piper” with Artie Kornfeld.
Duboff also wrote songs for Ringo Starr, The Turtles, Connie Francis, Al Hirt, Wayne Newton, The Addrisi Brothers, The Monkees, The Bon Aires and more, and worked with co-writers including Doug Morris, Gerry Robinson, and Neil Levinson.
Duboff produced records for The Insect Trust (who he also managed), Hugh McCracken, Guy Mitchell, Bit A Sweet, Lenny Williams and The Cowsills.
He and Kornfeld were the recording and performing group The Changin’ Times, opening on tour for Sonny and Cher. He also worked as an A&R executive at ABC Records.
In addition to songwriting, he designed video games for Commodore, Antler, Intellicreations, Datasoft.
Originally from Miami, Duboff lived in New York City, and moved to Malibu about 20 years ago, where he was involved with Malibu real estate.
Duboff is survived by his mother, two nieces and ex-wives Janet Oseroff and Maureen Stevens.