SPARK

1950 - 1955


Before becoming fully established as national hit songwriters and producers with the Coasters, Elvis Presley and others in the late '50s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were two of the five partners in Los Angeles R&B indie label Spark.

In 1955, the label was bought by Atlantic Records, which hired Leiber and Stoller in an innovative deal that allowed them to produce for other labels as well. There is no connection between both these Spark labels.