My Life


It's My Life (and I'll do what I want ), the Eric Burdon and the Animals classic helped energize the social and musical rebellion of the Sixties.   Written by Carl D'Errico and Roger Atkins, the song has been covered by Bruce Springsteen in his memorable 15 minute version and also featured in Bruce's recent DVD - The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town,  Bon Jovi,   David Johansen,   Alcatrazz  and many other artists.  Carl's music is incorporated in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as performed by The Animals, The Yardbirds and Gene Pitney.

A Gold Record recipient for It's My Life by the Animals, Carl has written many chart songs including:  No Excess Baggage - The Yardbirds,  If You Could Only Be Me - Spanky and Our Gang,  Why Did I Lose You - Jerry Butler and I'm Gonna Make You Mine - Shadows of Knight.   Among other artists who recorded his songs are  Major Lance, Gregory Hines, Shawn Cassidy, Sally Field and Tiny Tim.

A versatile composer,  Carl won a prize in 2002 for his scoring of the film short, Intruder At Cafe Lienzo.  His music is featured in Disney's - Jungle2Jungle starring Tim Allen,  The French film - Les Lyonnais;  The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (HBO)  and the Sci-Fi feature film, Rebel Storm.

Carl's  music career spans television with Showtime's "The Affair" and "Californication",  American Dreams (NBC),  Peoples Century (PBS series), The British Invasion Returns (PBS Special) as well as network hit shows The Flying Nun and Girls From Petticoat Junction.

Carl has also written music for the Theatre.  In 1984 his Poet's Cafe (with David Johansen) received rave reviews.  Other stage productions include, Vertigo (Westbeth Theater),  Tammy Goes On A Fast (American Jewish Theatre) and Not Made For Each Other (The Mirror Rep).   He has also performed his music on stage at various venues including NYC's Bottom Line in the 2001 show, The Best of the British Invasion.

Carl has been fortunate to collaborate with a who's who of contemporary songwriters including:  Roger Atkins, Neil Diamond,  Gerry Goffin,  Carol Bayer Sager,  Estelle Levitt,  Tony Powers,  Doc Pomus,  Kitty Brazelton,    Robin Batteau and Carl's wife, Didi D'Errico.   He also has the good fortune to work with Didi and her fellow artist's organization, DidiArt Angels,  a non-profit organization that creates free artwork for children's hospitals, schools, libraries, senior homes and other facilities.

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