Mike Stoller on 80 Years in Music

Monday, December 09, 2013

Legendary songwriter/producer Mike Stoller (the man behind such disparate hits as “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me,” and “Stuck in the Middle with You”) talks about his long career as one of rock and roll’s architects. He’ll be celebrated at the 92Y on December 9, with artists like Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson and Bettye LaVette on the same stage.


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Comments [2]

Steve from Flatbush

The bass progression in "Stand by Me" is the same exact one from Ben E. King's "Don't Play That Song" ...

Dec. 09 2013 01:34 PM
Milan from Prague, Czech Republic

I just have revealed a song called Little Egypt yesterday, which I can sing in a karaoke evening in a American bar in Prague Czech Republic, next week, and I like it for its wit and fast development :-), so until yesterday Leiber and Stoller were for me only names in association with Elvis songs but last hours I spent with listening and watching their interviews on Youtube - and now, I hear that Mr. Stoller is 80 tomorrow, so my best wishes and thank you all the fun (we liked e.g. the song Charlie Brown in the Sixties very much :-)).

Dec. 08 2013 05:18 PM

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