Interview: Mike Stoller (Part 1) - JazzWax

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May 29, 2012


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Gary C.

Mike Stoller was also behind The Shangri-Las' second single "Leader of the Pack" which became the biggest hit for Leiber/ Stoller's Red Bird label. Billy Joel played piano on one of the early demos, though his parts didn't make the final recording.

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