Sid Tepper, who wrote more than 50 songs for Elvis Presley, dies at 96

April 25, 2015 12:00 PM

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Sid Tepper, who wrote more than 50 songs for Elvis Presley, dies at 96

Songwriters seek inspiration in all sorts of manner. Sid Tepper turned pressure into songs.

Right from the start, the first big hit he wrote with his songwriting partner Roy Bennett was a charming tune called Red Roses for a Blue Lady, which became a Top 10 hit twice in early 1949 via recordings by Vaughn Monroe and Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians.

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