Rock historian Ed Ward profiles The Coasters. With the help of songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, this group pioneered songs for teenagers in the fifties, with songs like "Yakety Yak," "Charlie Brown," and "Three Cool Cats." (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Tuesday, December 13, 1988.)
Songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller formed the 1950s band The Coasters as a vehicle for some of their goofier work. Rock historian Ed Ward says they were some of the first to recognize the importance of rock music to teenagers.