IN MEMORY OF "AARON SCHROEDER" - "~1926-2009 (December)~"
(Co-writer of the Lyrics for Elvis' Biggest selling Single IT'S NOW OR NEVER.)
Composer born Aaron Harold Schroeder in Brooklyn on September 7, 1926.
Schroeder was once the manager of singer Gene Pitney and the founder, with Art Talmadge, of Music for Records in 1961.
He co-composed a number of Elvis songs:
"Any Way You Want Me" (with Cliff Owens)
"A Big Hunk o' Love" (with Sid Wyche)
"Dixieland Rock" (with R. Frank)
"Don't Leave Me Now" (with Ben Weisman)
"First in Line" (with Ben Weisman)
"Good Luck Charm" (with Wally Gold)
"Got a Lot o' Livin' to Do" (with Ben Weisman)
"I Got Stung" (with David Hill)
"I Was the One" (with Claude DeMetrius, Hal Blair, Bill Pepper)
"In Your Arms" (with Wally Gold)
"It's Now or Never" (with Wally Gold)
"Santa Bring My Baby Back (to Me)" (with Claude DeMetrius)
"Shoppin' Around" (with Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett)
"Stuck on You" (with J. Leslie McFarland)
"Young and Beautiful" (with Abner Silver)
"Young Dreams" (with Martin Kalmanoff)
After the following Songwriters: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman, Aaron Schroeder, Claude DeMetrius, Abner Silver, Otis Blackwell, and a few others stopped writing songs for Elvis ~ When in the late60s... Elvis finally learned that these composers had stopped composing for him because they refused to relinquish part of their royalties, an arrangement instituted by Colonel Tom Parker.