Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Save the Last Dance for Doc Pomus

One of my favorite songs is "Save the Last Dance" by the Drifters. It turns out that the story behind the song is even more poignant that the song itself. From the story:

"The crowning achievement was the Drifters’ sublime “Save the Last Dance for Me.” In a story straight out of Hollywood, Pomus actually wrote the lyrics on the back of an invitation to his own wedding, remembering how it felt to watch his bride dance with his brother, knowing that he himself was unable to navigate a dance floor. “Under his pen,” Halberstadt writes, “the simple declaration of love he set out to write wavered, giving way to vulnerability and fear.”

This is a book I need to read -- Doc Pomus sounds like an incredible character. Read the whole review.

The Drifters -- Save the Last Dance For Me

The Walkmen -- Save the Last Dance For Me