Posted by themusicsover on March 14, 2010
Jerome “Doc” Pomus
June 27, 1925 – March 14, 1991
There isn’t enough room here to list the world-class artists who have recorded or covered songs written by the great Doc Pomus. From Brook Benton to the New York Dolls; from Andy Williams to Elvis Costello; from Dolly Parton to the Misfits. Okay, one more, from Dusty Springfield to Johnny Thunders. Oh and did I mention “Viva Las Vegas?” Pomus’ life was no picnic, however. As a child, he developed polio, so he needed crutches. And after an automobile accident later in life, those crutches were replaced by a wheelchair. Doc Pomus succumbed to lung cancer on March 14, 1991 at the age of 65.