From Bob Corritore
- RIP Jerry Leiber - April 25, 1933 to August 22, 2011. Andy Greene of Rolling Stone Magazine is quoted: "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." It really is impossible to overstate Jerry Leiber's contributions specifically to blues, 1950's R&B, and early rock and roll. Here is a link to Leiber & Stoller's massive discography:http://www.leiberstoller.com/Discography.html.
Jerry Leiber's songs are part of the essence of American Music. Here are a few links to hear a small sampling of his songwriting:The Robins, "Riot In Cell Block #9," click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP8tBT_Tf3I