Tag Archives: Doc Pomus

Big Joe Turner: one of rock and roll’s founding Fathers

My new podcast: Big Joe said he just sang the blues for years and eventually they called it rock and roll. Research material: The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Road to Rock ‘n Roll, by Preston Lauterbach (and a nod to … Continue reading

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Rising to the (physical) challenge

The man who wrote Save the Last Dance for Me spent most of his life on crutches. Doc Pomus could not dance. He was stricken with polio as a child and that Drifters hit came about after Pomus watched his … Continue reading

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