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Jerry Leiber dies at 78

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From the BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14625642

He and Mike Stoller wrote songs for other artists, but it was his work for Elvis Presley that made him famous.

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Posted : 23/08/2011 5:16 am
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He will live on in a zillion songs, some of which will not die in my lifetime.

RIP Jerry, and thanks for the music you and Mike gave us.

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Posted : 23/08/2011 10:51 am
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his writing partner, Nick Ashford died recently. together they wrote many of my favorite old songs.

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Posted : 24/08/2011 10:42 am
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db, Leiber's songwriting partner was Mike Stoller.
Nick Simpson was part of duo/writers Ashford and Simpson, Valerie Ashford was also his wife I believe. They wrote Solid (As a Rock) and others.
:)

Don

 
Posted : 24/08/2011 3:00 pm
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db, Leiber's songwriting partner was Mike Stoller.
Nick Simpson was part of duo/writers Ashford and Simpson, Valerie Ashford was also his wife I believe. They wrote Solid (As a Rock) and others.
:)

yeah. you are right. I think my misunderstanding came from catching the tail end of the news report. I heard the announcer say,
' together, they wrote many hit songs'.

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Posted : 24/08/2011 5:17 pm
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Sad news. Leiber/Stoller and Ashford/Simpson were two great songwriting teams. RIP Jerry, RIP Nick. And thank you for the great songs you gave us.

:( :( :(

Vic

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Posted : 24/08/2011 11:41 pm