duo; two of the Founding Fathers of rock and roll
. Jerry Leiber (words; from Queens
) and Mike Stoller (music; from Baltimore
), a pair of L.A. blues
-junkie hipsters who were part of the 50s
nucleus at Atlantic Records
- but they had already cemented their legend as rhythm and blues
writers before signing up. They left Atlantic in the early 60s
to run their own indie label
, cashing in at the tail end of the girl group
some Leiber and Stoller hits
I can only scratch the surface...
The musical Smokey Joe's Cafe is built around Leiber and Stoller hits. You're better off hunting down the original disques.