Aaron Schroeder

American songwriter, music publisher

Aaron Harold Schroeder (September 7, 1926 – December 2, 2009) was an American songwriter and music publisher. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He wrote seventeen songs for Elvis Presley including five that reached number one: "A Big Hunk o' Love", "Good Luck Charm", "I Got Stung", "Stuck on You" and "It's Now or Never".

Schroeder was founder and president of Musicor Records (1960–1965). He also helped Gene Pitney become famous.[1]

Schroeder died on December 2, 2009, in Englewood, New Jersey from primary progressive aphasia, a rare form of dementia, aged 83.[2]

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  1. Pitney, Gene, Gene Pitney:25 All-Time Greatest Hits, Varese Sarabande, 1999, liner notes
  2. Songwriter Aaron Schroeder dead at 83, upi.com, December 6, 2009.