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Woodland Hills, CA, United States, 2009/09/06 - Hall of Fame songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller will be interviewed at the dinner meeting of the California Copyright Conference. This is a rare opportunity to meet the writers of some of the greatest hits in the history of rock music.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are the legendary songwriting godfathers of rock and roll. Together, they have created some of the greatest and most memorable songs of all time including Elvis Presley hits like 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Treat Me Nice' and 'Hound Dog' and a string of other classics including 'YaketyYak' and 'Poison Ivy' (The Coasters), the timeless hit 'Stand by Me' (Ben E. King), and 'On Broadway' (The Drifters and George Benson).
In 1985, Jerry and Mike were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame followed by their 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their theatrical smash hit "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" became the longest running musical review in Broadway history.
Leiber and Stoller's joint memoir 'Hound Dog,' written with David Ritz, was published by Simon & Schuster earlier this year. On September 15, 2009, Ritz will be interviewing Mike and Jerry in a spirited, in-depth discussion with these American musical icons.
David Ritz has written books with Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, among others. He is a 4-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Award for music book of the year.
The event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, beginning with a book signing opportunity from six until seven followed by dinner and the interview portion of the presentation. The moderators for the interview will be coauthor David Ritz and entertainment attorney Michael R. Morris. The presentation is at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Sherman Oaks, CA.
The California Copyright Conference (theccc.org) covers all matters pertaining to music industry issues with members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, songwriters, attorneys, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies.