Monday two great songwriters passed away.
First, Jerry Lieber… who along with his partner Mike Stoller, wrote hits including “Hound Dog”, Yakety Yak”, “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway” died at the age of 78.
And Nick Ashford of the husband and wife songwriting duo “Ashford and Simpson” died at age 70. He and his wife Valerie penned many R&B and Motown classics including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “You’re All I Need To Get By”, “Reach Out & Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing”.
I played both men’s songs thousands of times… they will be missed.
Have a great day and I’ll see you back here Wednesday!