Two Great American Songwriters Die
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 14:01:47 UTC

It's a day to remember and mourn two greats in the art of popular songwriting. Jerry Leiber, who co-wrote such memorable hits as Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock and Stand By Me, died at the age of 78. Tributes were pouring in to Leiber but also to Motown composer Nick Ashford, who was part of a superb songwriting duo with his wife Valerie Simpson. They created such songs such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough, You're All I Need to Get By and the Ray Charles classic Let's Go Get Stoned. Complete Article

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