Jerry Leiber Quotes

It's self-effacing it's hard-luck the shtetl stories. All those Coasters things are an amalgam of Yiddish and black humor.

Red-hot songs were born on the black streets of Baltimore where I delivered five-gallon cans of kerosene and ten-pound bags of coal.

Elvis Presley you can't define him in a couple of sentences but he was a country boy and he was very respectful.

I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was 'Ain't Nobody's Business.' It got me. I thought 'I can do this.' I decided just like that. No romantic story.

Elvis was incredibly cooperative. He would try anything. He wasn't a diva no prima donna. When it came to work he was a workhorse.