Al Kasha (born 22 January 1937) is a Brooklyn–born composer, songwriter, arranger and businessman. He started songwriting and producing at a young age and was hired as a producer at Columbia records aged 22. He worked at the Brill Building in 1959 alongside writers and artists like Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Lieber, Mike Stoller, Bert Bacharach, Hal David, and Neil Diamond. He has worked with many great artists such as Aretha Franklin ("Operation Heartbreak" and "Rock A Bye Your Baby"), Neil Diamond, Donna Summer ("I'm A Fire"), Charles Aznavour ("Dance In The Old Fashioned Way"), Bobby Darin ("Irrestable You"), and Jackie Wilson ("I'm Coming on Back To You,""My Empty Arms," "Forever And A Day," "Each Night I Dream Of You,""Lonely Life" and "Sing And Tell The Blues So Long"). He was responsible for signing The Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin to publishing contracts in the 60's when he worked for CBS Publishing. Kasha is most noted for his years of collaboration with songwriter Joel Hirschhorn. The two wrote and collaborated on many nominated and award winning songs for many music groups, movies, and musicals. The Peppermint Rainbow's "Will You Be Staying After Sunday" is just one example of the many songs they wrote for groups during their time.