Doc Pomus, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter
birth name: Jerome Felder

Doc Pomus

June 27, 1925, Brooklyn, NY ~ March 14, 1991, NY

The legendary Doc Pomus found success as one of the finest white blues singers of the 1940s before becoming one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American popular music. The author of many of the most popular rock & roll songs of the '60s, he composed Save The Last Dance For Me, This Magic Moment, Sweets For My Sweet and dozens of others, including Elvis Presley's Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, and (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame. ~ Allmusic: Doc Pomus ~ retrieved June 29, 2013 © Allmusic

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June 27, 1959 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Bobby Darin, Dream Lover ~ #2 (2) Lloyd Price & His Orchestra, Personality ~ #1 (1) Johnny Horton, The Battle Of New Orleans


Doc Pomus ~ Inducted in the 1992 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ~ In the words of Jerry Wexler, Atlantic Records’ producer and co-owner, “If the music industry had a heart, it would be Doc Pomus.” ~ 1992 © Rock & Rock Hall Of Fame

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