Doc Pomus, the Bluesman Who Paved 'Lonely Avenue' Rock historian Ed Ward profiles songwriter Doc Pomus, the Brooklyn-born blues singer and songwriter who died in 1991. Born Jerome Solon Felder, he survived a childhood case of polio and went on to write hits for Ray Charles and Elvis Presley, among others. His songs include "Lonely Avenue," "Viva Las Vegas" and "Save the Last Dance for Me."
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Doc Pomus, the Bluesman Who Paved 'Lonely Avenue'

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Doc Pomus, the Bluesman Who Paved 'Lonely Avenue'

Doc Pomus, the Bluesman Who Paved 'Lonely Avenue'

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Rock historian Ed Ward profiles songwriter Doc Pomus, the Brooklyn-born blues singer and songwriter who died in 1991. Born Jerome Solon Felder, he survived a childhood case of polio and went on to write hits for Ray Charles and Elvis Presley, among others. His songs include "Lonely Avenue," "Viva Las Vegas" and "Save the Last Dance for Me."