Songwriter Mike Stoller, the co-writer of "Hound Dog", upon a return trip to New
York from Europe, survived the sinking of the ship Andrea Doria after it collided
with the MV Stockholm, near Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Stoller and his first wife Meryl had to finish the journey to New York aboard
another ship, the Cape Ann. After their rescue, Leiber greeted Stoller at the
dock with the news that their song "Hound Dog" had become a hit for Elvis