Rock 'n' roll songwriter Jerry Leiber dead at 78

FILE - In this April 9, 2008 file photo, the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber, right, and Mike Stoller arrive at the 25th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Los Angeles. Leiber, who wrote lyrics for such hits as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock," died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. He was 78. (AP Photos/Mark J. Terrill, File)

August 22, 2011 4:54:40 PM PDT
Jerry Leiber, who with longtime partner Mike Stoller wrote "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Yakity Yak" and other hit songs that came to define early rock `n' roll, has died. He was 78.