A tribute to Jerry Leiber

Last week, the world lost one of the greatest songwriting collaborators of all time--Jerry Leiber.

A legendary and iconic BMI songwriter, Leiber was instrumental in shaping the sound and subject matter of rock & roll and early rhythm & blues.

The songs Jerry Leiber wrote with his longtime friend and writing partner Mike Stoller--risque, funny, tongue-in-cheek and exquisitely crafted--were able to accelerate rapidly antiquating social conventions, foreshadowing and even sparking the dramatic social changes that soon followed.

Leiber and Stoller's ...

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