Doc Pomus - Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life & Times Of Doc Pomus
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- 254 Pages
- Lightly Illustrated With B&W Photos
- Introductory Note By Peter Guralnick
- Released: June 15, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Description by OLDIES.com:
Despite his successes, few acquaintances knew that this writer of jukebox hits led one of the most dramatic lives of his time. Born Jerome Felder to middle-class Jewish parents, Pomus was crippled by polio at the age of seven and thereafter always used crutches. His disability did not stop him singing with some of the best black musicians of the 1950s before he met Mort Shuman, who would become his partner in one of the great song writing teams of the '60s. Spanning extravagant wealth and desperate poverty, suburban family life and the depths of New York's underworld, enduring love and persistent loneliness, Doc's story remains one of the great untold American lives.
Lonely Avenue is a beuatifully written narrative that reads like a novel, fortified by full access to Doc Pomus's family and friends, voluminous journals and archives.
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