Ellen Shipley

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Ellen Shipley (born March 24, 1949 in New York City, New York, United States) is an American musician and songwriter.


Shipley is best known for her work with Rick Nowels. Together they have written for Kim Wilde and worked on the Belinda Carlisle albums Belinda, Heaven on Earth, Runaway Horses, and Live Your Life Be Free. Shipley has also done solo work, collaborated with Ralph Schuckett, and appeared on Saturday Night Live. She co-wrote "Will We Ever Learn" with Nicky Holland and recorded on Oleta Adams' Circle of One album.


  • Ellen Shipley, New York International Records (1979)
  • Breaking Through the Ice Age, RCA Records AFL1- 3626 (1980) (David Tickle, producer)
  • Call of the Wild, Capitol Records (1983)


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