September songwriter

Tom Alesia

UW grad Allee Willis stars behind the scenes of music hits

Allee Willis wrote, among many hits, the theme to “Friends.” “So many people come up to me and do that hideous clap from the first line. The producers wanted a very Monkees-sounding song, which it is.” The show debuted three weeks after she wrote it. “I’m totally grateful. That show exploded. I went along for the ride.”

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