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“Stand By Me,” Song

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Featured, Songs | Comments Off on “Stand By Me,” Song

When Mike Stoller came up with the bass line that begins “Stand By Me,” he had one of his greatest moments as a composer. Then...

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Music: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Posted by on Mar 20, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Music: Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

If the names aren’t familiar to you, the songs they wrote will be. Leiber and Stoller began writing songs for more or less obscure...

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Music: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Music, The Arts | 1 comment

Has it been 25 years since your first record was issued? Have you been influential in rock history? That’s okay, I knew you wanted to...

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