Elvis Presley Songwriter Sid Tepper Dead at 96

(TeamRock Radio) Sid Tepper, the man who wrote more than 40 tracks for Elvis Presley, has died at his home in Florida aged 96, it's been reported. With his songwriting partner Roy Bennett, Tepper penned tracks including Once Is Enough, GI Blues, The Lady Loves Me, Puppet On A String and Stay Away for the King, while the duo received five credits of Presley's 1961 film Blue Hawaii.

In a 2005 interview for the book Elvis Presley: Writing For The King by Ken Sharp, Tepper said: "When Elvis started to make movies, they needed non-rock n' roll writers - people who could come up with special material songs and ballads.

"I believe that Elvis' movies and their songs made a mighty contribution to his career. They brought him to the attention of millions of people who otherwise would never have known the greatness of the King." Read more here.

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