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  • ** FILE ** Songwriters Mike Stoller (left) and Jerry Leiber pose at the Russian Tea Room in New York in 1992. Mr. Leiber, who wrote the lyrics to such hits as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at 78. (AP Photo/Chrystyna Czajkowski, File)

    'Jailhouse Rock' songwriter Leiber dies at 78

    Jerry Leiber, who with longtime partner Mike Stoller wrote "Hound Dog," ''Jailhouse Rock," ''Yakety Yak" and other hit songs that came to define early rock 'n' roll, died Monday. He was 78.

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