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Doc Pomus

Induction category: Non-Performer


Jerome Solon Felder AKA Doc Pomus (songwriter; June 27, 1925 – March 14, 1991) In the words of Jerry Wexler, Atlantic Records’ producer and co-owner, “If the music industry had a heart, it would be Doc Pomus.” Born Jerome Solon Felder in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn on June 27, 1925, he is the author (or co-author) of some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history, including “This Magic Moment” (the Drifters) “Young Blood” (the Coasters, cowritten with Leiber and Stoller), “A Teenager in Love” (Dion and the Belmonts), “Lonely Avenue” (Ray Charles) and “Save the Last Dance for ...

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