Jerry Leiber (on the left), one half of the epic and prolific song-writing duo, Leiber and (Mike) Stoller, who wrote countless hits for countless performers, most notably Elvis, passed away a couple of days ago in Los Angeles due to cardio-pulmonary failure. He was 78.
It's gotta be, right?
Peggy Lee performing her Leiber and Stoller-penned Grammy winner in 1969, "Is That All There Is?".
R.I.P. Jerry Leiber
P.S. A couple of weeks back, we were in a conversation with some young'uns who expressed a small degree of disdain over the fact that many pop artists today employ their own in-house song-writers. We chuckled to ourselves wondering if we should date ourselves by mentioning people like Carole King, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Leiber and Stoller, and Holland, Dozier and Holland and the work they did for a generation of pop and rock performers in the 50s and 60s at places like the Brill Building and Motown. We figured we'd let them figure it out.