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Prolific Songwriter Sid Tepper, Who Penned Dozens Of Elvis Presley's Songs, Dies At 96

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Sid Tepper, the writer of dozens of songs for Rock & Roll legend Elvis Presley, including “The Lady Loves Me” and “G.I. Blues,” has died.

Tepper wrote over 300 songs with partner Roy C. Bennett, including tracks for Frank Sinatra, Cliff Richard, Ray Charles and the Fab Four.

The prolific songwriter was honored in Memphis in 2002 for the songs he wrote for Presley, most of them appearing in the King’s movies.

The World War II veteran is survived by five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife Lillian died in 2005.

Tepper died of natural causes at his Miami Beach, Florida, home on Friday. He was was 96.


Source: Starpulse Celebrity News

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