I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible tells us at Isaiah 29:8,9 that death will be swallowed up and there will be no more tears.
Condolences, Hilda, South Carolina
"Jerry, thank-you for the wonder-filled memories and your many keen insights. It was an honor being your buddy and neighbor and I'll always treasure it. My deepest condolences to Gabby and Terry, Oliver Jed and Jake and Mike and his family." David Bradley
I always smile when I think of you, wherever I was and will be.
Great songs in the birth of rock music. Check his hits to hear his immense talent.
My heartfelt condolences to the family of Jerry Leiber, as well as to the friends who loved him. Deepest sympathies to Mike Stoller, his friend and partner for 60+ years. I have never met either of these gentlemen, but the Leiber/Stoller team was responsible for writing and/or producing so many of the recordings I grew up with, and their music is such an indelible part of life, that I feel as though I know them personally. Jerry Leiber has left behind a legacy that will outlive all of us, and the world is a richer place for his having been here. My thoughts are with the Leiber and Stoller families in their time of loss. Rest in peace, Mr. Leiber, and thank you.
I started working for Jerry and Mike when I was 18 years old, (and Jerry was 29),when their secretary Faith offered what started out as a part-time job to me. I worked for them before and through the start-up and sale of RedBird and BlueCat records, the George Goldner days. Jerry was a genuine character, interested in so much more than the fantastic rock and roll he and Mike wrote. I have never stopped thinking of myself as the luckiest person I know to have worked in such an incredible place, at such an incredible time, with such incredible peope, and at such a young age. Bonnie
Modern music as we know it would not exist without Jerry Leiber. You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
I'm grateful for the music you created which brought joy to so many! Alessandra Marc
Thank you Mr. Leiber for some of the most memorable songs ever written. Like me, I know that many people are taken back to unforgettable and precious times when they hear them. Your work will live on for generations to come. Condolences to all your family and friends. Rest in Heavenly Peace.
Such wonderful music! Thank you Jerry
Through the work association with his son, Jed, I had the rare opportunity to meet Mr Leiber, who was and always will be an inspiration to me. That one blue eye and one brown eye with his remarkable poise, he only encouraged my singing, to keep at it no matter what and to believe in my talent. I will be forever grateful to his equally talented son Jed who carries on the legacy, that I had the privilege to work with. God bless you Mr Leiber and thank you for the beauty you left on earth and to the music industry.
I must have heard Jerry's tunes a million times. The music world is a far better place with his lyrics."You ain't nothin' but a hound dog." Love it. Rest in peace, Mr. Leiber.
I had all those old 45s and when my kids were little, they used to play them over and over again. They loved them just as much as I did. Long live Rock and Roll! And may Jerry Leiber RIP. I did not realize he was the one who with Stoller wrote all those great dance tunes. I really loved "Stand By Me" too.
Having the music Jerry wrote made my high school years much more bearable. My first dance with that special girl was Smokey Joe's Cafe. My deepest condolence. John D from KC
Having been born in 1945, I grew up with Jerry Leiber's music. How I miss those words which were sweet, funny and fun. Thank God he came to earth because he entertained millions of us. May God bless the Leiber family.
Dear Leiber Family hello there my name is Faith Tobin and I'd like to express my condolences's to the Family.FaithTobin@aol.com.he'll surely be missed.I found out tonight.
His lyrics defined the transistion of the music of our generation from that of our parents. This was "coming of age" music for the Baby Boom generation.
I am so, so sad to hear of the news of the passing of Jerry Leiber. What a genius! The world owes him so much! Thank you, thank you so much, Jerry for sharing your genius with the world, especially to my generation, the baby boomers. My sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
Mr Leiber you entertained us, enlightened us and wowed us with your joyous music and words. Your actual time on this earth may be at an end but your legacy and memory will live on forever. Rest in Peace
Mr. Leiber: I have worked Smokey Joes Cafe several times in the orchestra. Awesome arrangements. Thanks for the great music and memories.
Mr Leiber, I want to thank you for the music. It is as the song in Memphis goes "the music of my soul" RIP knowing the joy of your songs will continue for generations yet unborn thanks to you and Mr Stoller. A long lasting tribute is the play "Smokey Joes Cafe" that truly captures the talent of Leiber and Stoller beautifully.
Thank you Jerry. Life could not have been as good without the musical contributions by you and Mike. May your songs and, thereby, memory of you be immortal.
"Is that all there is?"... in this case, there is a legacy of songs which will live forever in the heart of the world, and a permanent source of inspiration to all of us who write songs for a living. We can't help but keep dancing.
Tears for his loss. Joy for his gift.
All sympathies to his family and Mike Stoller
Such a great loss to the music world. I remember his songs with such fondness.
Starting with my first purchase of Elvis's "Hound dog" in 1956, when I was nine years old, I began noticing the "Lieber-Stoller" credits on so many of my 45's. Lieber-Stoller were a major influence on my wanting to be a songwriter and, although I never pursued a full-time songwriting career, to this day I still compose for fun and profit, and consider Jerry Lieber to be the epitome of a lyricist. He was clever, funny, and witty, yet always tasteful. I loved the "Smokey Joe's Cafe" revue. Jerry, thank you for the wonderful body of work you have given us, and may you rest in peace.
To the Family of Jerry Leiber I offer my deepest sympathy. My husband, sister, brother-in-law and I had the honor of meeting your Father/Grandfathers partner Mike Stoller and his wife on a Panama Canal Cruise in December. Their Legacy to music will live on forever.
SORRY--A GREAT LOSS!
as a friend, you never left,
adios, leonard brooks
Thank you for mentioning Big Mama Thornton's treatment of Hound Dog in your tribute to the great Jerry Leiber. Man, we need an hour of radio silence today. Farwell to one of the best ever.
Mr Leiber's family....Such era of great music.....His song writing ability will be missed.
My wife and I carry such fond memories of having seen "Smokey Joe's Cafe" on Broadway, thanks, in part, to the writing talent of Jerry Leiber. He was a remarkable and gifted artist. My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow fans of Mr. Leiber. His memorable lyrics will last forever!
Thank you for the great soundtrack of our lives. God Bless you all.
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. I am sorry for the Leiber's family loss. Hope the family can find strength & hope from the comforting words of the Bible.
God Bless you one of the greatest songer writer. thankyou for bring your music to the word with out you and Mr, Stroller the music i grew up on prob. would have been lost to your kids you dad give this world something few people do god bless him and god be with you in your time of loss. and god be with Mr. Stroller for the loss of his partner your two made a great writing team.
Thanks for the memories. God Bless
Dear Lieber Family,
What a talented man your Dad and
grandfather was. His music will live for generations. My children and grandchildren have been raised hearing his music. How wonderful to have him with you in music for the rest of your lives. Bless you all.
Yes, yours was the music of our generation. We were blessed to have "known" your through that music. You will be missed. Rest in peace.
The talent just spilled out of the Brill Building in NYC, where Jerry Leiber held forth with his writing partner Mike Stoller...so many, Bacharach, Paul Simon, Carole King, who, incidentally, co-wrote the very best Drifters song, "Some Kind of Wonderful", a love poem set to a cha cha beat here in Baltimore. Thank you Mr. Leiber for penning all of those tunes of our times. Peace up there.
TALENT-TALENT-TALENT-JERRY LEIBER PENNED SUCH GREAT MUSIC. HIS MUSIC WILL BE HERE FOREVER. REST IN PEACE.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Leiber family. May you find a measure of comfort in that, "God is healing the broken-hearted Ones; And is binding up their painful spots" - PSALMS 147:3
Those songs were just the best! He will live on through them. May happy memories comfort the family.
Your music was the soundtrack of our lives..
What joy Mr. Leiber brought me through his music! May our Lord bring joy and comfort to his family as they remember him and grieve such a tremendous loss.
Thank you so much for the memories.
What a talented man Mr. Jerry Leiber was. His music played throught out the years as I grew up and many years before my time. I an truly sorry for your great loss at this time. May you know that our Heavenly Father is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.
May you find comfort in knowing God cares for you and will see you through this difficult time.
Jerry was an important part of American music culture, and as such will always be here.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jerry Leiber with his partner Mike Stoller wrote the finest songs that Elvis ever performed. Their catalog has stood the test of time. Mr. Leiber was lucky to have lived long enough to see his music so thoroughly enjoyed by millions.
SO SILENT WAS YOUR LEAVING
by Robert M. H. Zirbel
So silent was your leaving,
Not a sound to say goodbye,
Just a silence that you left behind
And that silence seemed to say
Do not grieve…
For I just had to go.”
So silent was your leaving,
Uttering not a painful cry
Nor even a fearful moan.
And that silence seemed to say
Do not grieve…
For I just had to go.”
That silence is still not shattered
Even though my tears pour down
To join with all the unsaid words…
Those special, special words…
That I had always meant to say.
If I had cried out “Please, please don’t go.”
Would you have stayed?
No, I think not
For you had been called…
And you knew you had to go.
Yes, you knew you had to go.
You inspired me to write a short story after you and Stoller wrote "Little Egypt" and I handed it to one of the Coasters a few years ago here in Las Vegas and he loved it. I met one of the new Coasters here Saturday and we talked about your talents for music. God Bless You!!
So long and rest in peace to a great
writer. His music goes on in loving
memory of Jerry.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the
family of Jerry Leiber. All of his great
songs will be played, danced to, and
remembered forever......and OH, those
We never met, yet you put a smile on my face, a song on my lips, and make me feel good to this day.
Your songs bring back many memories. I hear one, and go back 50 years to a specific time and place.
We all do.....our generation. Rest in peace,knowing what a huge impact you've had on so many.
One of the giants of songwriting has passed. The number of classics he and Mike Stoller penned is astonishing.
To the the family of Jerry Leiber - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.