THE GREAT BLUESMAN TELLS IT STRAIGHT
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.
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
Uncle Doc, courtesy of Shirlee Hauser