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Sid Tepper, Elvis Presley Songwriter, Dead at 96

25 April 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sid Tepper, a songwriter who wrote 45 Elvis Presley tunes, died of natural causes on Friday. He was 96. Tepper’s publicist, Steve Elzer, told TheWrap that Tepper passed away while surrounded by his family at his home on Williams Island in Miami Beach, Florida. The King of Rock and Roll wasn’t the only iconic artist Tepper wrote for with writing partner Roy C. Bennett, either. Other major musicians who sang Tepper’s tunes include Frank Sinatra, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Ray Charles and Louie Armstrong. Also Read: Richard Corliss, Time Magazine Film Critic, Dead at 71 A few of his hits include “Red Roses For A. »

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