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Doc Pomus
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    (June 27, 1925-March 14, 1991)
    Born in Brooklyn, New York
    Real name was Jerome Felder
    Wrote songs with Mort Shuman, Leiber and Stoller, and Phil Spector
    Wrote 'A Teenager in Love,' 'Save the Last Dance for Me,' 'This Magic Moment,' '(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame,' 'Sweets for My Sweet,' 'Viva Las Vegas,' and 'Little Sister'
    Began as a blues singer
    He picked the stage name Doc Pomus to hide his singing career from his parents.
    He was a heavy smoker.
    His brother is divorce lawyer Raoul Felder.
    He semi-retired from music for 10 years.
    He contracted polio as a boy.
    He used crutches and was later confined to a wheelchair.
    His songs were recorded by Elvis Presley, the Drifters, the Searchers, B.B. King, Irma Thomas, Marianne Faithfull, and Fabian.
    He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    He was the subject of a documentary, A.K.A. Doc Pomus.
    He co-founded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. The foundation's Doc Pomus Financial Assistance program is named in his honor.

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