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Baseball Playoffs Begin
SLP2000100201 - 02 OCTOBER 2000 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Busch Stadium painter Bill Martin puts the finishing touches on the National League Divisional Playoff logo October 2 on the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Atlanta Braves in game one of the divisional playoffs on October 3. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Bill Martin (born William Wylie Macpherson, 9 November 1938, Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish songwriter, music publisher and impresario.

He had his first song released on record in 1963, with "Kiss Me Now" by Tommy Quickly. In 1964 he entered into a writing partnership with Tommy Scott. As Scott & Martin he had success with such acts as the Irish trio The Bachelors, Twinkle, the Irish folk band The Dubliners, Van Morrison, and Serge Gainsbourg.

In 1965 he met Phil Coulter and the two became established as a successful songwriting team that lasted more than ten years (Martin for the lyrics, Coulter for the melody). They had records with such (mostly UK) performers as comedian and baritone Ken Dodd, American R&B artist Geno Washington, Los Bravos, Dave Dee & Co, The Troggs, Mireille Mathieu, George Harrison, Dick Emery, Tony Blackburn, Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, and Elvis Presley.

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