Jerry Leiber

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Birthday
25, 1933
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1933
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Aug 22, 2011 (78)

About

Known for collaborating on Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Stand by Me, and others with composer Mike Stoller.

Before Fame

He used to work in a record store. He and Stoller's collaboration with The Coasters on Young Blood, Searchin', Yakety Yak, and other hits helped the team break through.

Trivia

He and Stoller were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Family Life

He was born into a Jewish family. He fathered three sons.

Associated With

He and Stoller mentored Phil Spector and influenced his approach to the Wall of Sound.