Jailhouse Rock writer dies

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The Independent Online

Jerry Leiber, who partnered with Mike Stoller to write such iconic rock hits as Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock", has died at the age of 78.

Mr Leiber died in Los Angeles of cardio-pulmonary failure, Randy Poe, the president of his publishing company, told Reuters. Mr Leiber and Mr Stoller met when they were 17. Presley, The Drifters, Ben E King and Peggy Lee were among the many singers who recorded songs by the duo.