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Mort Shuman

MorT SHuMaN

YEAR

2010

INDUCTED BY

Carole King

CATEGORY

Ahmet Ertegun Award

The songwriter of such immortal classics as “Save the Last Dance for Me.”

Mort Shuman was fluent in the current musical trends and all musical genres, as well as several languages. With songwriting partner Doc Pomus, he wrote hits for Elvis, the Drifters and more.

Mort Shuman

Mort Shuman

HALL OF FAME
ESSAY

By Tony Fletcher

More than anyone else, Mort Shuman signaled the new tide of songwriters in the 1950s: a generation of Jewish kids, primarily raised in the Yiddish neighborhoods of South Brooklyn, who applied their hereditary musical talent to their love of the new rock & roll, hawked the results around the Brill and music buildings in midtown Manhattan, and in the process, rewrote the American songbook.

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