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Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography

Harvey Kubernik, promotional interview, May 2009

LEGENDARY SONGWRITERS Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were in the delivery room for the birth of rock and roll, yet as Stoller said the day they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "We never planned to write rock and roll. We just tried to write good rhythm & blues." Whatever it was they thought they were writing, this extraordinary team produced scores of hits, and was behind some of the greatest records of the 1950s and 60s–from Elvis Presley's recording of "Hound Dog" and The Coasters' "Charlie Brown" to Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and The Drifters' "On Broadway."

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