Lonely Avenue : The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2008
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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One of the most original, influential, and commercially successful American songwriters, Doc Pomus (1927-1991) was a role model for several generations of composers, renowned for his mastery of virtually every popular style, and for the numerous hits he wrote during rock 'n' roll's first decade. But despite his successes, few knew that this writer of jukebox hits led one of the most dramatic lives of his time. Spanning the extremes between extravagant wealth and desperate poverty, suburban family life and the depths of New York's underworld, enduring love and persistent loneliness, and touching on more than a half-century of American popular music,Lonely Avenuereveals with novelistic flair the whole of Doc's experience-one of the great untold American stories.

Author Biography

Alex Halberstadt’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, Los Angeles Times, Salon, the Oxford American, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introductory Notep. xiii
George's, 1943p. 1
A Teenager in Lovep. 5
Young Bloodp. 33
Save the Last Dance for Mep. 57
This Magic Momentp. 99
The Real Mep. 163
Afterwordp. 227
Discographical Notep. 229
A Note on Sources and Acknowledgmentsp. 231
Creditsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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