Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Leiber & Ashford Dead, Late Night Pick of the Night: Gavin Harrison

Two great sonwriters passed away yesterday.  Jerry Leiber who wrote "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Young Blood," "On Broadway,"  "Yakety-Yak", "Poison Ivy", "Spanish Harlem" and many other classics with his partner Mike Stoller, died at age 78.  Full obit HERE.

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford who wrote many hits with his wife Valerie Simpson including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman", "Let's Go Get Stoned", "Solid" and "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" died at age 70.  Full obit HERE.

Tonight's Late Night Pick of the Night is Gavin Harrison, drummer for progressive rockers Porcupine Tree & King Crimson, as Drum Week #2 continues on David Letterman.