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'Master of songwriting' Jerry Leiber dies

The songwriter Jerry Leiber, who penned the lyrics for hits including Stand By Me, has died at the age of 78.

Peter Stoller, son of Leiber's co-writer and friend Mike Stoller, remembers the man who has had "very few equals and, I don't think, any superiors".

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