Marc Blatte is an accomplished composer, commercial song writer and author. He is a Grammy Nominee for Writer of Best R+B Song, “When She Was My Girl,” the #1 record by The Four Tops.
Blatte is also a winner of The ASCAP Award for Most Performed Country Music Song for “Read My Lips,” the #3 record by Marie Osmond. In addition, he was the recipient of The Ralph Peer Music Publishing Company’s Lifetime Achievement Award for writing the iconic “Hands Across America” in 1988, which raised $18,000,000 to feed the hungry, as a follow up to “We Are The World.”
Marc’s music and lyrics have appeared in numerous commercials including: The Pride is Back” for Chrysler, “Above and Beyond” for Prudential, “This is Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile”, “I’m Going to Disneyland”, “Goodyear Take Me Home”, Texaco’s “Star of the American Road”, the one-time ubiquitous Goldfish song “Gone Goldfishin” for Goldfish snacks, and the pitch that won Young and Rubicam the 100 million dollar annually US Army account with the song “Freedom Isn’t Free”.
Blatte is a multiple Clio Award winner as well as the recipient of AdAge Magazine’s Best Music in Advertising Award.
Marc also wrote his first novel, “Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed,” to critical acclaim.
Blatte played baseball against Frank Pace (the Mook) in the Kensico Little League and was first chair first clarinet to Frank’s 3rd Chair 3rd Clarinet in the Valhalla High School band in New York…so they go way back.
Be sure to join Mick & Mook on May 25th for what should be a fun episode.