Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential American songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. Events 1607 - Eighty Years' War: The Dutch fleet destroys the anchored Spanish fleet at Gibraltar. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more
Their first successes were as the writers of such crossover hit songs as "Hound Dog" and "Kansas City. Crossover is a term applied to Musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the Record charts which track differing musical tastes or genres " Later in the 1950s, particularly through their work with The Coasters, they created a string of ground-breaking hits that are some of the most entertaining in rock and roll, by using the humorous vernacular of the white teenager sung by a black group in a style that was openly theatrical rather than personal, songs that include "Young Blood," "Searchin'," and "Yakety Yak. The Coasters are a Rhythm and Blues / Rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s " Young Blood " is a song written by the songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, together with Doc Pomus, in 1957 " Searchin' " is a song written by Leiber and Stoller specifically for The Coasters. " Yakety Yak " is a song written produced and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records " They were the first to surround black music with elaborate production values, enhancing its emotional power with The Drifters in "There Goes My Baby" and influencing Phil Spector who worked with them on recordings of The Drifters and Ben E. King. The Drifters were a long-lived American Doo wop / R&B vocal group with a peak in popularity from 1953 to 1962 though several splinter Drifters continue to perform today " There Goes My Baby " is a song written by Ben E King and the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Drifters, Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter. Ben E King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28 1938) is an American soul Singer. Leiber and Stoller went into the record business and, focusing on the "girl group" sound, released some of the greatest classics of the Brill Building period. The Brill Building (built 1931 is an office building located at 1619 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square. 
They wrote hits including "Love Me," "Loving You," "Don't," and "Jailhouse Rock", among others for Elvis Presley. Loving You is an American Motion picture directed by Hal Kanter, released by Paramount Pictures on July 9, 1957 " Don't " is a song performed by Elvis Presley, which was released in 1958 " Jailhouse Rock " is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley.  They were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a Museum located on the shores of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland Ohio, United States 
Leiber came from Baltimore, Stoller from Long Island, but they met in Los Angeles in 1950, where Stoller was a freshman at Los Angeles City College while Leiber was a senior at Fairfax High. Long Island is an island located in southeastern New York, USA, its western shores directly across from Manhattan, from which the island stretches A freshman, fresher, fish, or frosh is a first-year student in an educational institution Los Angeles City College, known as LACC is a public Community college in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles California. After school, Stoller played piano and Leiber worked in a record store and, when they met, they found they shared a love of blues and rhythm and blues. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression In 1950, Jimmy Witherspoon recorded and performed their first commercial song, "Real Ugly Woman. Jimmy Witherspoon ( August 8, 1920 – September 18, 1997) was an American Blues singer " Their first hit composition was "Hard Times," recorded by Charles Brown, which was a rhythm and blues hit in 1952. Charles Brown ( September 13, 1922 &ndash January 21, 1999) born in Texas City Texas was an American Blues singer and "Kansas City," which was also recorded in 1952 (as "KC Loving") by Little Willie Littlefield, became a No. " Kansas City " is the title of a Rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952 1 hit in 1959 for Wilbert Harrison. Wilbert Harrison ( January 5 1929 – October 26 1994) was an American Singer /pianist/guitarist/harmonica player In 1952, they wrote "Hound Dog" for Big Mama Thornton, which became a hit for her in 1953; it became a much bigger hit for Elvis Presley in 1956, although in a bowdlerized version. " Hound Dog " is a Twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Willie Mae ("Big Mama" Thornton ( December 11, 1926 &ndash July 25, 1984) was an American Texas blues, Thomas Bowdler ( IPA /ˈbaʊdlə/ ( July 11, 1754 &ndash February 24, 1825) was an English Physician who published Their later songs often had lyrics more appropriate for pop music, and their combination of rhythm and blues with pop lyrics revolutionized pop and rock and roll. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African
They formed Spark Records in 1953 with their mentor, Lester Sill. Spark Records was a Record label started by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller c Lester Sill ( January 18, 1918 - October 31, 1994) was an American Record label executive best remembered as Phil Their songs from this period include "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and "Riot in Cell Block #9," both recorded by The Robins. Bristol City Football Club is one of two football league clubs in Bristol England, (the other being arch rivals Bristol Rovers)
The label was later bought by Atlantic Records, which hired Leiber and Stoller in an innovative deal that allowed them to produce for other labels. Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock This, in effect, made them the first independent record producers. At Atlantic, they revitalized the careers of the Drifters and turned out hit after hit for The Coasters, a spin-off of The Robins. The Drifters were a long-lived American Doo wop / R&B vocal group with a peak in popularity from 1953 to 1962 though several splinter Drifters continue to perform today The Coasters are a Rhythm and Blues / Rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s Their songs from this period include "Charlie Brown", "Searchin'", "Yakety Yak", "Stand By Me" (written with Ben E. King), and "On Broadway" (written with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil), among numerous other hits. " Searchin' " is a song written by Leiber and Stoller specifically for The Coasters. " Yakety Yak " is a song written produced and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records " Stand by Me " is the title of a song performed by Ben E Ben E King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28 1938) is an American soul Singer. " On Broadway " is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Barry Mann (born Barry Imberman, 9 February 1939, Brooklyn, New York) is an American Songwriter, and part of Cynthia Weil (born October 18 1940, New York) is a prominent American Songwriter. (For the Coasters alone, they wrote twenty-four songs that appeared in the national charts. )
During this period, Leiber and Stoller produced a recording of their song, "Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots" with the white vocal group, The Cheers. " Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots " is a popular song that was a top-ten hit for The Cheers in the fall of 1955. Soon after, the song was recorded by Edith Piaf in a French translation titled, "L'Homme à la Moto". Édith Piaf (December 19 1915&mdashOctober 10 1963 was a French singer and cultural icon who "is almost universally regarded as France's greatest popular singer The European royalties from this record funded a trip to Europe for Stoller and his first wife, Meryl, in 1956. They returned on the SS Andrea Doria. History Features Andrea Doria had a length of 212 m (697 feet) a beam of 27 m Alas, the Stollers had to finish the journey to New York without the ship. After their rescue, Leiber greeted Stoller at the dock with the news that "Hound Dog" had become a hit for Elvis. " Hound Dog " is a Twelve-bar blues written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Stoller's reply was, "Elvis who?"
It does not diminish the enormous cultural contribution made by Leiber and Stoller to note that Elvis Presley's version of "Hound Dog" was a near exact copy of a version by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys that was recorded in early 1955. Freddie Bell and the Bellboys were an American Vocal group, influential in the development of Rock and roll in the 1950s The melody and much of the lyric of the song as sung by Big Mama Thornton was substantially changed in this version, by parties unknown. However, the Bell/Presley version of the song owes much to the Leiber and Stoller version. Elvis Presley went on to record several dozen Leiber/Stoller songs, many written specifically for him, many of which are among the finest songs in the Presley catalog.
In the early 1960s, Phil Spector served an apprenticeship of sorts with Leiber and Stoller in New York City, developing his record producer's craft while assisting and playing guitar on their sessions, including "On Broadway". The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26 1940) is an American Record producer and Songwriter. The City of New York In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing " On Broadway " is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
After leaving the employ of Atlantic Records, where they produced, and often wrote, many classic recordings by The Drifters and Ben E. King, they produced a remarkable series of records for United Artists' record wing. The Drifters were a long-lived American Doo wop / R&B vocal group with a peak in popularity from 1953 to 1962 though several splinter Drifters continue to perform today Ben E King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28 1938) is an American soul Singer. This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group. They produced hugely influential hits by Jay and the Americans ("She Cried"), The Exciters ("Tell Him"), and The Clovers ("Love Potion #9", also written by Leiber and Stoller). Jay and the Americans were a Pop music group popular in the 1960s The Exciters were an American Pop music group of the 1960s They were originally a Girl group, although a male member (Herb Rooney was added later The Clovers are an American Rhythm & blues group History The group formed in 1946 at Armstrong High School in Washington D " Love Potion No 9 " is a song written in 1959 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
In the 1960s, Leiber and Stoller founded and briefly owned Red Bird Records, which issued the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack" and the Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Red Bird Records was a Record label started The Shangri-Las were a Girl group, an American pop group of the 1960s The Dixie Cups are an American Pop music Girl group of the 1960s " After selling Red Bird, they continued working as independent producers and writing songs. Their best known song from this period is "Is That All There Is?" recorded by Peggy Lee in 1969; earlier in the decade they had had a minor hit with Lee in the well-remembered "I'm a Woman". "Is That All There Is?" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded by Peggy Lee in 1969. Peggy Lee ( May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American Jazz and popular music singer and Songwriter The song " I'm a Woman " was written by famed songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and was first recorded in 1962 by Christine Kittrell Their last major hit production was "Stuck In the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel in 1972. Stealers Wheel was a Scottish folk / rock band formed in Paisley, Scotland in 1972 by former school friends Joe Egan and In 1975, they recorded an album of art songs with Peggy Lee, entitled Mirrors. A remixed and expanded version of this album was released in 2005 as Peggy Lee Sings Leiber & Stoller.
In the late seventies, A&M records recruited Leiber & Stoller to write and produce an album for young British sensation Elkie Brooks. A&M Records is an American Record label owned by Universal Music Group which operates through the Interscope-Geffen-A&M division Elkie Brooks (born Elaine Bookbinder 25 February 1945 in Broughton, Salford) is an English singer formerly a vocalist with Vinegar Joe, and later The album Two Days Away (1977) proved a major success in the UK and most of Europe. Their composition "Pearl's A Singer" (written with Ralph Dino & John Sembello) became a huge hit for Brooks, and remains her signature tune to this day. The collaboration proved so successful, they produced another album for her, Live and Learn, in 1979.
They won Grammy awards for "Is That All There Is?" and for the cast album of Smokey Joe's Cafe, a 1995 Broadway musical based on their work. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences "Is That All There Is?" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and recorded by Peggy Lee in 1969. Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical theatrical Revue showcasing 39 Pop standards, including Rock and roll, Rhythm and blues songs written Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Musical theatre is a form of Theatre combining Music, Songs spoken Dialogue and Dance. Smokey Joe's Cafe was also nominated for seven Tony awards, and became the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented They had previously written a musical version of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (with a book by Mordecai Richler, adapting his own novel), which failed in Canada. Mordecai Richler ( January 27, 1931 &ndash July 3, 2001) was a Canadian author Academy Award -nominated screenwriter and
Mezzo-soprano Joan Morris and her pianist-composer husband William Bolcom have recorded an album of "other songs by Leiber and Stoller," featuring a number of their more unusual (and satiric) works (including "Let's Bring Back World War I," written specifically for them, and "Humphrey Bogart", a tongue-in-cheek song about obsession with the actor. This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. Joan Morris Mezzo-soprano, is one half of the famous Musical duo of Bolcom and Morris A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance William Elden Bolcom (born May 26 1938 is an American Composer and pianist. )
In 1982, Donald Fagen covered their song, "Ruby Baby", on his acclaimed album, The Nightfly. Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948 in Passaic New Jersey) is an American Musician and Songwriter. " Ruby Baby " is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Nightfly is the first solo Album by Steely Dan co-founder Donald Fagen, released in 1982.
Leiber and Stoller also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood Los Angeles California, USA, that They currently live in Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
In the 1950s the rhythm and blues of the black entertainment world, up to now restricted to black clubs, was increasing its audience-share in areas previously reserved for popular music, and the phenomenon now known as "crossover" became apparent. Crossover is a term applied to Musical works or performers appearing on two or more of the Record charts which track differing musical tastes or genres 
Leiber and Stoller affected the course of modern popular music in 1957 when they wrote and produced the crossover double-sided hit by The Coasters, "Young Blood"/"Searchin'". " Young Blood " is a song written by the songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, together with Doc Pomus, in 1957 " Searchin' " is a song written by Leiber and Stoller specifically for The Coasters. They released "Yakety Yak", which was a huge mainstream hit, as was the follow-up, "Charlie Brown". " Yakety Yak " is a song written produced and arranged by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Coasters and released on Atlantic Records This was followed by "Along Came Jones", "Poison Ivy", "Shoppin' for Clothes", and "Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)". This is about the song by The Coasters. There was also a song of that title by Faster Pussycat. 
They produced and cowrote "There Goes My Baby," a hit for The Drifters in 1959, which introduced the use of strings for saxophone-like riffs and lavish production values into the established black R&B sound, laying the ground work for the soul music that would follow. " There Goes My Baby " is a song written by Ben E King and the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller for The Drifters, The Drifters were a long-lived American Doo wop / R&B vocal group with a peak in popularity from 1953 to 1962 though several splinter Drifters continue to perform today A string orchestra is understood as an Orchestra composed solely of instruments of the Violin family. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind In Music, a riff is an Ostinato figure a repeated Chord progression, pattern refrain or melodic figure, often played by the Rhythm Soul music is a Music genre that combines Rhythm and blues and Gospel music, originating in the United States. 
Few, if any, other songs credited to Leiber and Stoller bear the stamp of any other writers. In fact, the meticulous craft and high creativity they brought to rock and roll songwriting was the key influence on the rock and roll songwriters of the '60s, from the Aldon Music songwriters, such as Gerry Goffin and Carole King, to the great Motown writers. Gerry Goffin (born Gerald Goffin February 11 1939, Brooklyn, New York) is an American Lyricist. Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American Singer, Songwriter, and Pianist. "Motown" redirects here For the city see Detroit Michigan. John Lennon and Paul McCartney both paid tribute to the great influence Leiber and Stoller's songs had on the development of their own craft. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer,