Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Songwriter Jerry Leiber Dead at 78

From "Hound Dog" to "Stuck In The Middle With You", you probably know more of his songs than almost anyone's.

Jerry Leiber, one of the most important songwriters in the history of rock & roll – whose 60-year partnership with Mike Stoller produced "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Young Blood," "On Broadway," "Yakety-Yak" and countless other classics – has died of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78.

A little taste:

Rest in peace.


  1. At one time many of those hits were my favorites. He wasn't that much older than me. My, how time flies.

  2. A lot of my favs, too. I had no idea that just two guys had written so many of them!


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