Jerry Leiber

April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller – his songwriting partner of more than 50 years – wrote…

“Hound Dog”
“Kansas City”
“Jailhouse Rock”
“Poison Ivy”
“There Goes My Baby”
“Trouble”
“On Broadway”
“Yakety Yak”
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe”
“Charlie Brown”
“Love Potion No. 9”
“I’m A Woman”
“Spanish Harlem”
“I Keep Forgettin'”
and
“Stand By Me”

…among many, many, many others. Their songs were made popular by the likes of The Coasters, Elvis, Donna Summer, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Peggy Lee and Warren G and Nate Dogg. Leiber and Stoller were American pop music legends.

Spirited lyricist, Jerome Leiber, moved to Los Angeles from Baltimore with is mother at an early age. In his late teens, me met piano player Stoller in a local record store. The duo’s shared love of R&B and pop music forged a friendship and eventually a songwriting team that changed pop music for decades. Jerry died of cardio-pulmonary failure in L.A. at the age of 78.

Burial

Hillside Memorial Park – Culver City, CA

Specific Location

Garden of Solomon, Family Estate 5, Grave 1; Behind the main mausoleum is a lovely garden section with water features and stonework. From the road behind the mausoleum, walk the path into this section. The LEIBER family plot is at the west end, on your right just before you get to the the mausoleum and Jerry is buried on the left side of the plot.

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