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Remembering Doc Pomus.

The late songwriter Doc Pomus co-wrote such hits as "This Magic Moment," "Save The Last Dance for Me," "Teenager in Love," and "His Latest Flame." We remember Pomus with three interviews:

1) Music critic Peter Guralnick (Gurr-AL-nick), a friend and admirer of Pomus. Guralnick wrote "Searching For Robert Johnson," a book that examined the life of blues musician Robert Johnson. And he's currently working on a biography of Elvis Presley.

2) The great Dr. John. He wrote a lot of songs with Doc Pomus. He performs with Johnny Adams on his new album (see below) and performs with Adams on it.

3) Rhythm and Blues singer Johnny Adams. He has a new collection of Doc Pomus songs, "Johnny Adams sings Doc Pomus: The Real Me," (Rounder Records). Adams was one of Pomus's favorite singers. They began working on the collection before Pomus died.

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Other segments from the episode on January 7, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 7, 1992: Interviews with Peter Guralnick, Dr. John, and Johnny Adams; Interview with Martin Garbus; Review of Jon Wiener's book "Professors, Politics, and Pop."

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