25 April 2023
Composer/producer Jerry Leiber was born in Baltimore 90 years ago, on 25 April 1933. Along with his musical partner Mike Stoller he wrote over 70 big hits for big stars such as Elvis Presley (Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock and more), The Drifters, The Coasters (Charlie Brown and more), Perry Como and Jacki Fontaine.
Leiber also composed songs together with others such as Phil Spector (Spanish Harlem) and Ben E. King (Stand By Me). He passed away in 2011 in Los Angeles, at the age of 78.
Three famous Leiber songs.
– HOUND DOG –
– STAND BY ME –
– CHARLIE BROWN –
JERRY LEIBER: Bio – Discography