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#17: Doc Pomus Comes Back/Part 2


Doc Pomus no longer had to cater to the teenage rock ’n’ roll market. He wrote sophisticated songs for adults. In his final years, he mentored dozens of singers, discovered bands like Roomful of Blues and The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and wrote the best lyrics of his life.

Episode Links

Doc’s website

AKA Doc Pomus, the documentary

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

(Music bed under “Mr. Nobody:” “Highway 61” by Josh Alan Band)

Doc Pomus

Josh Alan Friedman, Peggy Bennett, Larry "Ratso" Sloman, and Doc Pomus at The Bitter End in New York City

Josh Alan Friedman, Josh’s mother Ginger, Doc, Larry “Ratso” Sloman, Peggy Bennett, at Bitter End after Josh’s show, 1989

Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman at the Brill Building

Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman at the Brill Building

Songwriter Doc Pomus

Uncle Doc, courtesy of Shirlee Hauser

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