California Copyright Conference presents
"Hound Dog!"
An Evening with Leiber & Stoller

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller are the legendary songwriting godfathers of rock and roll. Together, they have created some of the greatest and most memorable songs of all time including Elvis Presley hits like 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Treat Me Nice' and 'Hound Dog' and a string of other classics including 'YaketyYak' and 'Poison Ivy' (The Coasters), the timeless hit 'Stand by Me' (Ben E. King), and 'On Broadway' (The Drifters and George Benson).

In 1985, Jerry and Mike were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame followed by their 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their theatrical smash hit "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" became the longest running musical review in Broadway history.

Leiber and Stoller's joint memoir 'Hound Dog,' written with David Ritz, was published by Simon & Schuster earlier this year. On September 15, 2009, Ritz will be interviewing Mike and Jerry in a spirited, in-depth discussion with these American musical icons.

David Ritz has written books with Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, among others. He is a 4-time winner of the Ralph J. Gleason Award for music book of the year.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
6:00 to 7:00pm
- Book signing and 'meet and greet' with Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and David Ritz.
7:00pm - Dinner
8:00 - 9:30 - Leiber and Stoller interviewed
Moderator: David Ritz
Co-moderator: Michael R. Morris, Esq.

Courtyard by Marriott, 15433 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 (Near Sepulveda & Ventura Blvd., just west of the 405 freeway) Parking entrance on Orion Avenue. Free parking with validation.

About The CCC
The California Copyright Conference covers all matters pertaining to music industry issues with members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, songwriters, attorneys, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies.

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