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...
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press (February 26, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 937534
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This was the best biography I’ve read in years. The story of a polio-stricken kid who through sheer force of will manages to become one of the most successful songwriters of all time is remarkable in itself. How he channeled anger and self-doubt into...
e. 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 Avenue reveals with novelistic flair the whole of Doc's experience-one of the great untold American stories.