A.K.A. Doc Pomus

A.K.A. Doc Pomus
Pittsburgh Premiere
Directors: Peter Miller and Will Hechter
2012, Canada/USA, 99 minutes
English

 

Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder always wanted to be a blues singer. After he was stricken with polio as a child, this seemed an unlikely path. Renaming himself Doc Pomus, he forged a life in music that included a brilliant songwriting career. Many of his songs became standards of the early rock and roll era, including “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment” which are featured in the film along with interviews with collaborators and friends including Dr. John, Ben E. King, B.B. King and Lou Reed. Doc Pomus wrote his songs from his heart, as you’ll learn in this rockin’ documentary that reveals one of music’s great untold stories.