Elvis songwriter Jerry Leiber dies


The pop lyricist Jerry Leiber, whose hits with songwriting partner Mike Stoller include Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock, has died at the age of 78. As well as Elvis Presley, Leiber earned his reputation with Stoller, penning tunes for The Coasters and Ben E King among others.

Watch an archive BBC News piece on Leiber and Stoller by David Sillito from 2001 about a gala concert which was being held in honor of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller.

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