On this day in 1991, lyricist and blues singer, Doc Pomus, died from cancer in Manhattan at the age of 65. Born Jerome Solon Felder on 27 June 1925 in Brooklyn, New York. Best known for the many rock and roll songs he co-wrote, with Mort Shuman including; “A Teenager in Love”; “Save The Last Dance For Me”; “Hushabye”; “This Magic Moment”; “Turn Me Loose”; “Sweets For My Sweet”; “Go Jimmy Go”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”; “Little Sister”; “Suspicion”; “Surrender”; “Viva Las Vegas”; “(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame”; and with Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber: “Young Blood” and “She’s Not You”. The Final Footprint – Pomus is interred in Beth David Cemetery, Elmont, New York. His grave is marked with an individual granite marker engraved with; “TURNING CORNERS IS ONLY A STATE OF MIND KEEPING YOUR EYES CLOSED IS WORSE THAN BEING BLIND.” THERE IS ALWAYS ONE MORE TIME – D. P. / SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
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