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Mort Shuman

Induction category: Non-Performer
Presented by: Carole King


Mort Shuman (songwriting, piano, guitar, vocals; born November 12, 1936, died November 3, 1991) Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus were in the upper tier of songwriting duos during rock and roll era of the Fifties and Sixties. Something of an odd couple – Shuman was 11 years younger  and more free-spirited than the earthy Pomus – their improbable chemistry yielded a formidable procession of hits. Their collaboration ran from 1956 to 1966, yielding such indelible classics as the Drifters’ “Save the Last Dance for Me” and Dion and the Belmonts’ “Teenager in Love.” They were also – along with Otis ...

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