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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 June 1925Brooklyn, New York, USA
Date of Death 14 March 1991New York, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameJerome Solon Felder

Mini Bio (1)

Doc Pomus was born on June 27, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Jerome Solon Felder. He died on March 14, 1991 in New York.

Trivia (9)

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (under the category Non-Performer) in 1992.
Elected to the Blues Hall of Fame.
Elected to the New York Music Hall of Fame.
Elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992.
NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award (Grammy governing body).
Three Grammy Nominations.
Twenty BMI Million (or more) Performance Awards.
Older brother of noted divorce attorney Raoul Felder.
His friend Lou Reed penned an entire album (1991's "Magic and Loss") in tribute to Pomus following his death. He claimed it was, "a positive affirmation of life, not a negative whining about death".

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