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Jerry Leiber

Composer, Producer, Lyricist
( b. Apr 25, 1933 Baltimore, Maryland, USA - d. Aug 22, 2011 ) Male
Relations: Husband of Gaby Rodgers
Song writing partner of Mike Stoller

Jerry Leiber is considered one of the most important songwriters in the history of rock & roll. His 60-year partnership with Mike Stoller has produced such songs as "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Young Blood," "On Broadway," "Yakety-Yak" and countless other classics.

Within three years of meeting each other, Leiber and Stoller were the hottest songwriters in the business --writing hits for the Drifters, Coasters and the Robins and many other R&B groups of the era. In 1956, their career went to a higher level when Elvis Presley took "Hound Dog" -- which they wrote for Big Mama Thornton four years earlier -- and turned it into a gigantic hit. The hits continued into the early 1960s with such classics as "Stand By Me" and "Spanish Harlem," but when the Beatles broke in America in early 1964, the music industry changed very quickly.

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

In 1995, the catalog of hits from Lieber and Stoller were turned into the Broadway musical Smokey Joe's Cafe.

Source: The New York Times



Productions Date of Productions
Beautiful
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional lyrics by Jerry Leiber
  • Additional music by Jerry Leiber
Jan 12, 2014 - Present
Million Dollar Quartet
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Leiber
Apr 11, 2010 - Jun 12, 2011
Ring of Fire
[Musical, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Leiber
Mar 12, 2006 - Apr 30, 2006
All Shook Up
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional music by Jerry Leiber
Mar 24, 2005 - Sep 25, 2005
Smokey Joe's Cafe
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Music by Jerry Leiber
  • Lyrics by Jerry Leiber
Mar 02, 1995 - Jan 16, 2000
Peg
[Special, Original]
  • Featuring "Is That All There Is?" by Jerry Leiber
Dec 14, 1983 - Dec 17, 1983
Rock 'N Roll! The First 5,000 Years
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Leiber
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Jerry Leiber
Oct 24, 1982 - Oct 31, 1982
Dancin'
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs by Jerry Leiber
Mar 27, 1978 - Jun 27, 1982
Hail Scrawdyke!
[Play, Original]
  • Produced in association with Jerry Leiber
Nov 28, 1966 - Dec 03, 1966
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