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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Remembering Hit Songwriter Jerry Leiber

Songwriters Mike Stoller, left, and Jerry Leiber, right, pose in the Russian Tea Room in New York City, Thursday, July 23, 1992. (AP)

Songwriters Mike Stoller, left, and Jerry Leiber in New York City in 1992. (AP)

Lyricist Jerry Leiber died on Monday. With his songwriting partner Mike Stoller, Leiber had a string of hit songs during the 1950’s and 1960’s, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me” and “Love Potion No. 9.”

In July 2009, Robin Young spoke to the pair about their memoir “Hound Dog: The Leiber and Stoller Autobiography.” We rebroadcast an excerpt of that conversation, their memories of one of their first big hits “Hound Dog.”


  • Jerry Leiber, songwriter
  • Mike Stoller, songwriter

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