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Jerry Leiber, 78, co-wrote “Hound Dog” and other hits


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/obituaries/article/jerry_leiber_78_co-wrote_hound_dog_and_other_hits_20110823

Jerry Leiber, who spoke Yiddish as his first language, was hounded by anti-Semites on the streets of Baltimore as a child, and became one of the creators of rock 'n' roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of all time, died at 78 in Los Angeles.

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