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Doc Pomus: The Unknown Story Of A Songwriting Sensation

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Doc Pomus

He called himself Doc Pomus, and he wrote some of the most iconic songs of the 1950's and '60s; songs like “Viva Las Vegas,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment.” But a new documentary called AKA Doc Pomus aims to share the story of the man behind the hits -- a disabled Brooklyn songwriter who succeeded in the music industry against all odds.

We talk with one of the film’s directors, Peter Miller, as well as Doc Pomus's daughter and the film’s producer, Sharyn Felder.

Guests:

Sharyn Felder and Peter Miller

Comments [2]

Arby Ess

...I'm sure it's an adequate film and all, but hasn't this story already been told quite extensively in books and reissues by Rev-Ola and Wine Women & Song records?

Jun. 26 2014 08:50 PM
Glenn Manion and Suzanne Smithline from Queens

Our musical group SQUEAKY CLEAN always includes Doc Pomus's songs in our programs for seniors. It's very touching to see a bunch of 80-year olds sing "why must I be a teenager in love."

Jun. 26 2014 10:51 AM

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