The Present Day Composer #43


Jerome Solon Felder (aka Doc Pomus) (1925-1991)

4 comments:

huskermould said...

all I saw was the crutches with the 'composers' caption and knew it was Doc. Check out Lou Reed's 'Magic And Loss' CD. A lot of songs surround Doc's death. Lou would be proud of the nod given to Doc and the picture.

Tom Sutpen said...

Believe it or not, I was actually listening to Magic and Loss last night (utterly heart-rending); which gave me the idea for posting this photo. You simply can't overestimate the man's contribution to that eternally wondrous melding of Pop songwriting and R&B forms which lifted both musics that much higher into the realm of the ethereal.

Damn, but he wrote some good songs.

Richard Gibson said...

Ace records have just put out a new CD of Pomus and Shuman tracks.

homesteader said...

The image of the man playing the trumpet is mesmerising.

Tommie Hicks