RIP Jerome “Jerry” Leiber, April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011

Ben E. King performs “Stand By Me,” Atlantic Records, 1961. No video, just the song.

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote and/or produced what are arguably some of the greatest songs of the original rock ‘n’ roll era, including:

“There Goes My Baby” (with Ben E. King [as Benjamin Nelson], Lover Patterson, and George Treadwell)

“Hound Dog”

“Kansas City”

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe”

“Yakety Yak”

“Poison Ivy”

“Charlie Brown”

“Ruby Baby”

“Stand By Me” (with Ben E. King)

“Jailhouse Rock”

“Love Potion No. 9”

“Searchin'”

“Young Blood” (with Doc Pomus)

“Is That All There Is?”

“I’m a Woman”

“Lucky Lips”

“On Broadway” (with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)

“Spanish Harlem” (Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector)

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on August 24, 2011.

One Response to “RIP Jerome “Jerry” Leiber, April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011”

  1. Two great songwriters in one week

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