‘Rock & Roll’ Composer Jerry Leiber Is Dead

Jerry Leiber, the rock and roll composer has died on August 22, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure, his representatives said.

He was 78. Leiber along with his partner Mike Stoller compose such hits as ” Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Love Potion No. 9”, “On Broadway,” “Poison Ivy,” and “Stand By Me.”

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

Leiber was also instrumental in boosting the career of The Coasters by producing and writing songs that include “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown” and “Along Came Jones.”

According to Leiber’s assistant, Marilyn Levy, family members of the legendary songwriter were with him when he died.

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