The Music World Loses Two Songwriting Legends

Two American songwriting giants died on Monday, marking a moment for fans to remember their music and legacy. At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California, Jerry Leiber died of an unexpected cardiopulmonary failure at the age of 78 and in New York, Nick Ashford died of throat cancer at the age of 69. Leiber and his longtime writing partner Mike Stoller wrote seminal early rock hits such as "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Yakity Yak."

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