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Jerry Leiber (right) looks over Elvis Presley's shoulder at the sheet music for "Jailhouse Rock" in Los Angeles in 1957. His songwriting partner Mike Stoller stands to the left. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Jerry Leiber: Remembering One Of Rock's Great Songwriters

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Kansas City Brenda Lee
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Kansas City
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Anthology (1956-1980)
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Brenda Lee

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On Broadway The Drifters
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On Broadway
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Drifters' Golden Hits
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Between the Needles and Nightfall Marco Benevento
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Between the Needles and Nightfall
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Between the Needles and Nightfall
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Comic book nerd Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) encounters an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) after traveling to America for Comic-Con. Double Negative/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Two Slackers, A Roadtrip And An Alien

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Gronlandic Edit Of Montreal
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Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (2
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Of Montreal

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The Real Blonde Jim Farmer
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Real Blonde
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In the 1983 gangster film Scarface, Al Pacino gave a "performance the size of a Caribbean cruise ship," says critic John Powers. Universal Studios hide caption

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'Scarface': Over-The-Top, But Ahead Of Its Time

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Scarface (Push It to the Limit) Pete Bellotte, Paul Engemann et. al.
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Scarface (Push It to the Limit)
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Scarface [Original Soundtrack]
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