Mike Stoller, songwriter
Producer ~ Songwriter

Mike Stoller

March 13, 1933, New York, NY

Stoller's mother had been an actress and a member of the chorus in Gershwin's Funny Face. Nudging her son towards classical piano lessons, Stoller instead rebelled and began playing boogie woogie and bebop jazz in his teens and frequenting the R&B clubs of Harlem. ~ Allmusic: Mike Stoller ~ retrieved June 17, 2013 © Allmusic

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March 13, 1971 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) Carpenters, For All We Know ~ #2 (3) Janis Joplin, Me And Bobby McGee ~ #1 (1) the Osmonds, One Bad Apple


He said, 'Listen, we have a smash hit!' I said, 'You're kidding!' And he said, 'No, Hound Dog'. And I said, 'Big Mama Thornton's record?' And he said, 'No, some white kid named Elvis Presley'. I said, 'Elvis who?' ~ Elvis Australia: Mike Stoller Interview ~ July 23, 2015 © Elvis Australia

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Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

They formed Spark Records in 1953 with their mentor, Lester Sill. Their songs from this period include Smokey Joe's Cafe and Riot In Cell Block #9, both recorded by The Robins. The label was later bought by Atlantic Records, which hired Leiber and Stoller in an innovative deal that allowed them to produce for other labels. This, in effect, made them the first independent record producers ~ Wikipedia: Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller ~ retrieved January 30, 2016 © Wikipedia

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller ~ Inducted in the 1985 Songwriters Hall of Fame ~ Leiber and Stoller dawned on the music scene at a time of stylistic rumblings and movement into new territory of popular music, a time when the authentic American rhythm and blues of the black world was beginning to be embraced by the general music-buying public, a time when the phenomenon of crossover became apparent with the daily programming assistance of legendary disc jockeys like Alan Freed, a Cleveland on-air personality who is said to have coined the phrase, rock and roll. ~ 1985 © Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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