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Doc Pomus

Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

DOC POMUS (with Mort Shuman), Jerry Leiber (with Mike Stoller), Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, and a handful of others were the seminal figures during the transition period from rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll. While Berry and Domino were essentially singer/songwriters, Pomus and Leiber made their livings ghostwriting words for Elvis Presley and the many acts that followed his glittering footsteps into the brave new world of pop music.

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