Doc Pomus Music Celebrated Tonight at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

July 2, 2014 2:25 PM

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Doc Pomus Music Celebrated Tonight at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing

When I first moved to New York City in 1979, I lived in Greenwich Village, a mere two blocks from the Bottom Line. My roommate worked there as a waitress and it was my 'local' - I hung out there at least once a week and saw amazing artists put on spectacular shows. I also saw household names in the audience many a time, and one of those people was Doc Pomus. I was too nervous to approach him, but I basked in his glory, absolutely thrilled and entranced to see him in person.

As part of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing 2014, the redoubtable jump-blues band Roomful of Blues will honor Pomus tonight in a specially designed open-air ballroom at Damrosch Park, located on West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. This follows on a free screening two night...

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