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Jerry Leiber

Jerry LeiberBorn: 25-Apr-1933
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 22-Aug-2011
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hitmaker for Elvis

Mike Stoller's songwriting partner. The duo are responsible for scores of hit 50s doo-wop and R&B songs. Had their first hits with Los Angeles band The Coasters, including "Searchin'", "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", before moving to New York City in 1957 to write songs for Elvis Presley at the Brill Building pop music stockhouse. Elvis would record some 20 Leiber and Stoller songs, including "Love Me Tender" "Jailhouse Rock", and "Hound Dog" (originally written for Big Momma Thornton in 1953). Other hits included "On Broadway", "Stand By Me", and "Love Potion No. 9".

Wife: Gabrielle Rosenberg ("Gaby Rodgers", div., three sons)
Son: Jed
Son: Oliver
Son: Jake

    University: Los Angeles City College

    Brill Building
    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    Obama for America
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987
    Hollywood Walk of Fame as Leiber & Stoller, 7083 Hollywood Blvd.
    Polish Ancestry

    The Queen (17-Jun-1968) · Himself

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