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Doc Pomus

Doc Pomus (January 27, 1925 - March 14, 1991) was a blues singer and songwriter, active throughout the 20th century.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Pomus began listening to the blues after hearing Big Joe Turner on record. He began performing as a teenager, becoming one of the most successful white blues singers of his time. In the 1950s, Pomus began songwriting in order to make enough money to support a wife. He collaborated with Mort Shuman, a pianist. Dion, Bobby Darin and Elvis Presley, among others, recording their compositions.