ONE MAN CONNECTS ELVIS, RAY CHARLES, LOU REED, AND BOB DYLAN ... HIS NAME IS DOC POMUS!
"AKA Doc Pomus is essential viewing for anyone even vaguely interested in the heyday of the Brill Building songwriters, and a textbook example of rock-doc moviemaking at it finest."
- Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter
"AKA Doc Pomus is full of magic moments...Solidly directed... Expertly put together...People continue to be amazed at who he was and what he did, and this film shows us why"
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Anyone interested in the last 60 years of popular music should see this documentary; at the very least, you won’t ever hear “Save the Last Dance for Me” in the same way again."
- David Goldman, The L Magazine
Doc Pomus’ dramatic life is one of American music’s great untold stories.
Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, then emerged as a one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “This Magic Moment,” “A Teenager in Love,” “Viva Las Vegas,” and dozens of other hits. He wrote a thousand songs – including some of the most recorded songs in the history of popular music – but his most lasting gift may have been his uniquely generous spirit. His songs were recorded by artists ranging from Elvis to Ray Charles, Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen and hundreds more.