Doc Pomus - A.K.A. Doc Pomus

The life of legendary songwriter Doc Pomus, one of American music's great untold stories. Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery!
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  88K5S
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DVD-R Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 39 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 14, 2023
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Alpha Video

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Doc Pomus' dramatic life is one of American music's great untold stories.

Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing "Save the Last Dance for Me," "This Magic Moment," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas," and dozens of other hits. He wrote a thousand songs – including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music – but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely generous spirit. His songs were recorded by artists ranging from Elvis to Ray Charles, Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and hundreds more.

For most of his life Doc was confined to crutches and a wheelchair, but he lived more during his sixty-five years than others could experience in several lifetimes. A.K.A. Doc Pomus brings to life Doc's joyous, romantic, heartbreaking, and extraordinarily eventful journey.

Packed with incomparable music and rare archival imagery, A.K.A. Doc Pomus features interviews with Doc's collaborators and friends, including Dr. John, Ben E. King, Joan Osborne, Shawn Colvin, Dion, Leiber and Stoller, and B.B. King. Doc's private journals are read by his close friend, Lou Reed.

"...A.K.A. Doc Pomus is intrinsically compelling…fascinating documentary" - Leonard Maltin, Indiewire

"A.K.A. Doc Pomus is full of magic moments...Solidly directed...Expertly put together...People continue to be amazed at who he was and what he did, and this film shows us why" - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

"A.K.A. Doc Pomus shines a light on the soulful, big-hearted man behind many magic moments in popular music." - Nicholas Rapold, New York Times

"endearingly watchable…highly enjoyable" - Will Friedwall, Wall Street Journal

"A dynamite soundtrack. Thrusts a forgotten pioneer back into the limelight." - Variety

"Wonderfully entertaining." - The Hollywood Reporter

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  • Sales Rank: 68
  • UPC: 089218118998
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