Leiber of Leiber and Stoller dies

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Leiber of Leiber and Stoller dies

Postby jon » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:14 am

Hound Dog songwriter Jerry Leiber dies at 78
Reuters
August 23, 2011

Jerry Leiber, who partnered with Mike Stoller to write such iconic rock hits as Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, died Monday at age 78, his representatives said.

Leiber died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure, Randy Poe, the president of his publishing company, told Reuters.

Family members of the legendary songwriter were with him when he died, said Leiber's assistant, Marilyn Levy.

Leiber and Stoller, who met when t hey were 17, wrote such tunes as Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand By Me and Poison Ivy.

Elvis Presley, The Drifters, Ben E. King and Peggy Lee were among the many singers who recorded songs from the duo.

They also helped ignite the career of the Coasters by writing and producing the doo-wop act's hits including Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown and Along Came Jones.

ref. - http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertai ... story.html
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