My pleasure, Karina! Thanks again for posting your question here. I feel Glen would appreciate the fact that we are posting about this song and its history on his own forums, keeping the story alive, don't you?
Last night, I was searching on our forums and couldn't find a related post -- but tonight I found it. This link will take you directly to a post about another alleged songwriting theft by Jerry Capehart. This one involved Eddie Cochran. In this same post, there is a link to an interview in print with Glen -- and, although he doesn't reveal Capehart's name, he again confirms that he co-wrote Turn Around, Look at Me. Here is the link to this post:viewtopic.php?f=27&t=40&p=3970&hilit=cochran#p3970
, The Classic Bands interview is a great read, too.
Mike, when was the Ember album released? At around the same time as "Hey Little One"? Isn't it odd that there is this songwriters' discrepancy between the two Capitol / EMI albums?
Ha! Thanks for sharing the joke Glen made about how old he was when he wrote TALAM! And wasn't it gracious of Glen to refer to Capehart as a "friend"?
Karina, I feel you hit the nail on the head with your point about Glen being young and naive at the time he worked for American Music Publishing, perhaps an easy target by someone else who was more interested in boosting his own career and finances. I hadn't realized Glen was only 24 when he wrote TALAM. Good for you for doing the research and gathering your facts.
Now I wish we could find out who or what inspired Glen to write this song of unrequited love at such a young age?