Today in Music History: Doc Pomus

On this date twenty years ago, legendary songwriter Doc Pomus dies from lung cancer at age sixty-five.  He wrote numerous early-rock classics with his partner Mort Shuman - many of them for Elvis (Viva Las Vegas, Little Sister, His Latest Flame) and the Drifters (Sweets for my Sweet, This Magic Moment).  Earlier on in his career, he was a top white blues singer.  Here, Dion and the Belmonts do one of his songs:




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