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0120120221Join Michael Ball for a new six-part series in which he takes an in-depth look at the songwriting partnerships of Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, Cook and Greenaway, Gamble and Huff, Mason and Reid, and Jagger and Richards.
Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for, and the skill required to write a popular song that stands the test of time.
In the first episode, he looks at Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The pair wrote a twelve-bar blues called Hound Dog, which was originally recorded by Big Mama Thornton in 1952, before Elvis Presley made it his own in 1956. The rest, as they say, is history.
The song has featured in hit movies such as American Graffiti, Grease, Forrest Gump, Lilo & Stitch, A Few Good Men and, most recently, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Lieber and Stoller went on to write more hits for Elvis as well as the likes of Peggy Lee, The Coasters and Ben E. King. And their songs have also been recorded by Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, John Lennon and Lady Gaga, proving that a good song can stand tall in any era.
Michael celebrates great songwriting partnerships, beginning with Lieber and Stoller.
0220120228Over the next six weeks, Michael takes an in depth look at the songwriting partnerships of Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, Cook and Greenaway, Gamble and Huff, Mason and Reed...and Jagger and Richards.
Together with music journalists Neil McCormick and Alexis Petridis, Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for and the skill that goes into writing a popular song that stands the test of time.
Michael Ball's Songwriting Partnerships continues tonight with Goffin and King. Former husband and wife team Gerry Goffin and Carole King wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, many of which have become standards. They include Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Take Good Care Of My Baby, The Locomotion, You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman and One Fine Day.
Michael explores the songwriting partnership of Goffin and King.
0320120306Over the next six weeks Michael takes an in depth look at the songwriting partnerships of Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, Cook and Greenaway, Gamble and Huff, Mason and Reed....and Jagger and Richards.
Together with music journalists Neil McCormick and Alexis Petridis, Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for and the skill that goes into writing a popular song that stands the test of time.
Michael Ball's Songwriting Partnerships continues tonight with Jagger and Richards.
The songwriting partnership of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards has produced the majority of The Rolling Stones catalogue. As musical collaborators they've also written for Marianne Faithfull, Gene Pitney and band mate Ronnie Wood. Their songs have been recorded by Bette Midler, Elton John, David Bowie and Britney Spears.
Michael explores the songwriting partnership of Jagger and Richards.
04Mason And Reed20120313Over the next six weeks Michael takes an in depth look at the songwriting partnerships of Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, Cook and Greenaway, Gamble and Huff, Mason and Reed..and Jagger and Richards.
Together with music journalists Neil McCormick and Alexis Petridis, Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for and the skill that goes into writing a popular song that stands the test of time.
Michael Ball's Songwriting Partnerships continues tonight with Mason and Reed.
Les Reed was an accomplished musician when he met Barry Mason in 1964, striking up a songwriting partnership. Among their successes was "Delilah", a Top Ten hit for Tom Jones; "The Last Waltz", which became a million selling UK number one for Engelbert Humperdinck in 1967; and in 1968 the duo scored another UK #1 hit with Des O'Connor's recording of "I Pretend".
Michael explores the songwriting partnership of Mason and Reed.
05Cook And Greenaway20120320Over the next six weeks Michael takes an in depth look at the songwriting partnerships of Lieber and Stoller, Goffin and King, Cook and Greenaway, Gamble and Huff, Mason and Reed....and Jagger and Richards.
Together with music journalists Neil McCormick and Alexis Petridis, Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for and the skill that goes into writing a popular song that stands the test of time.
Michael Ball's Songwriting Partnerships continues tonight with Cook and Greenaway.
Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway were both members of the close harmony group The Kestrels when they decided to begin writing songs together. Their first collaboration "You've Got Your Troubles" was a No. 2 UK hit single for The Fortunes in 1965. Other hits followed...."Home Lovin' Man" (Andy Williams); "Doctor's Orders" (Sunny); "Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight" (Cilla Black); and "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart" (Gene Pitney).
Michael explores the songwriting partnership of Cook and Greenaway.
06 LASTGamble And Huff20120327Michael Ball's Songwriting Partnerships continues tonight with Gamble and Huff.
Pioneers of Philadelphia soul, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff have written and produced over 170 gold and platinum records. They wrote some of the most popular hits of the 1970s, including If You Don't Know Me by Now by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes; Back Stabbers and Love Train by the O'Jays, and the Grammy-winning Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul.
Together with music journalists Neil McCormick and Alexis Petridis, Michael explores the songs they wrote, the artists they wrote for and the skill that goes into writing a popular song that stands the test of time.
Michael explores the songwriting partnership of Gamble and Huff.

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