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Doc Pomus

1925

Doc Pomus was born.

1958

Don Kirshner and Al Nevins form Aldon Music Publishing, hire songwriting teams Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield and Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman.

1960

Pomus & Shuman’s “Save the Last Dance for Me,” recorded by the Drifters, reaches #1.

1991

Doc Pomus dies after contracting lung cancer, but not before a performance was given on his behalf at the Lone Star Roadhouse. It was a “musical get well card” that was taped and then viewed by Pomus in the hospital.

1992

Doc Pomus inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.