Gary James of http://www.classicbands.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; posted an interview on his website with Glen Campbell from around 1994. Glen was frank about not receiving songwriting credit for "Turn Around, Look At Me" when he was with American Music Publishing Company in 1961 prior to signing with Capitol Records.
"Q" is Gary James.
"A" is Glen Campbell
Q - You didn't name the person who cheated you out of royalties while you were a songwriter at American Music. How come?
A - He came out of the woodwork and he said I changed a chord in it. I just didn't want to name names. He knows who he is.
Q - Yeah, but I don't. I like to expose people when I can.
A - (Laughs) Well, he took the award for writing half of "Summertime Blues" with Eddie Cochran. I'm sure he wrote half of that, too. It was like "Turn Around, Look At Me".
If you do a quick Google search on "Eddie Cochran" and "who wrote Summertime Blues", you will find a familiar name: Jerry Capehart. He was a producer at American Music Publishing Company when Glen worked there.
To read the entire interview with Glen Campbell, visit: http://www.classicbands.com/GlenCampbellInterview.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.
In 2013, Eddie Daniels, a rocker and songwriter, shared his own history with Jerry Capehart in an interview with Mike Hurtt for "Eddie Daniels: The Secret History of Hollywood Rock ‘N’ Roll":
From: http://blog.ponderosastomp.com/author/mike-hurtt/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;It was at American Music that he (Eddie Daniels) met Jerry Capehart, who was already managing Cochran, Gorshin and Ashley. “Sylvester Cross was an older person,” Daniels explains. “I guess in those days he had to be close to being in his 70s. If I remember him right he dressed like my grandfather; wore a belt and suspenders. Glad just to be living. He was the type of person that just loved to go fishing. That’s why he had Jerry Capehart working for him as a front man. Capehart wanted to manage me. He said, ‘We’ll record you but let’s write some music and see if we can get some airplay out there for you. And that’s how he stole a lot of my stuff.”
Indeed, Capehart managed to insert his name as co-writer on many things that Daniels wrote at American Music — including “Little Lou” — a situation that Eddie is working to remedy today.