Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) and Jerry Leiber (April 25, 1933-August 22, 2011) American songwriting and record producing partners. Stoller was the composer and Leiber the lyricist. Their most famous songs include 'Hound Dog', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Don't', 'Kansas City', 'Stand By Me' (with Ben E. King), and 'On Broadway' (with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil). Leiber and Stoller's initial successes were as the writers of such crossover hit songs as 'Hound Dog' and 'Kansas City'. Later in the 1950s, particularly through their work with The Coasters, they created a string of ground-breaking hits that are some of the most entertaining in rock and roll, by using the humorous vernacular of the teenagers sung in a style that was openly theatrical rather than personal, songs that include 'Young Blood', 'Searchin'', and 'Yakety Yak'. They were the first to surround black music with elaborate production values, enhancing its emotional power with The Drifters in 'There Goes My Baby' and influencing Phil Spector who worked with them on recordings of the Drifters and Ben E. King. Leiber and Stoller went into the record business and, focusing on the 'girl group' sound, released some of the greatest classics of the Brill Building period. They wrote hits including 'Love Me', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Loving You', 'Don't', and 'King Creole', among others, for Elvis Presley. (source: wikipedia.org)

Mike Stoller

Mike Stoller songs LIST

  • Love Potion No. 9
  • Searchin'
  • Young Blood (with Doc Pomus)
  • Is That All There Is?
  • I'm a Woman
  • Lucky Lips
  • On Broadway (with Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)
  • Spanish Harlem (Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector)
  • Jackson (Jerry Leiber and Billy Edd Wheeler)
  • Drip Drop
  • There Goes My Baby (with Ben E. King [alias Benjamin Nelson], Lover Patterson, and George Treadwell)
  • Hound Dog
  • Kansas City
  • Smokey Joe's Cafe
  • Yakety Yak
  • Poison Ivy
  • Charlie Brown
  • Ruby Baby
  • Stand By Me (with Ben E. King)
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • awards

  • 1985 - Induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • 1987 - Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • 1988 - Elvis Presley's recording of "Hound Dog" placed in the Grammy Hall of Fame
  • 1991 - ASCAP Founders' Award
  • 1994 - A star placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of 7083 Hollywood Blvd., and their handprints embedded into the Hollywood Rockwalk
  • 1996 - National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 1997 - Distinguished Artist Award/Los Angeles Music Center
  • 1999 - NARAS (Grammy) Trustees Award
  • 2000 - Johnny Mercer Award/National Academy of Popular Music
  • 2000 - Ivor Novello International Songwriters Award
  • 2005 - ASMAC President's Award
  • 2005 - 'Kansas City' named official song of Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2005 - World Soundtrack Award/Flanders International Film Festival
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