Tepper passed away of natural causes at his home in Miami Beach, Florida last Friday (April 24)
Tepper wrote and produced over 300 songs during his lifetime, penning ‘G.I. Blues’, ‘Hawaiian Sunset’, ‘New Orleans’ and ‘Puppet on a String’ for Elvis Presley and ‘Glad All Over’, which was later recorded by The Beatles.
As The Independent reports, Tepper passed away of natural causes at his home in Miami Beach, Florida last Friday (April 24). He was 96.
Tepper’s career began in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s, forming a songwriting partnership with Roy C. Bennett. During their early years, they worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and more.
Tepper and Bennett later worked with the likes of Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Louis Armstrong and Cliff Richard. Their song ‘The Young Ones’ was instrumental in Richard’s rise to fame.
In 2002, Tepper was honoured for his part in Elvis Presley’s career at the singer’s hometown Memphis, Tennessee.
Tepper is survived by five children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.