Mort Shuman

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Non-Performer

Inducted in: 2010

Inducted by: Carole King

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1997 (ranked #5 in the Non-Performers - Songwriters category) .

Mort Shuman @ Wikipedia


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About fricken time... should've been inducted with his partner Pomus 18 years ago. Everyone talks about glaring oversights, but honestly, breaking up a major songwriting duo by 18 years... now THAT is an oversight. Congrats Mort Shuman, wherever you are. Welcome to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Philip on Friday, 01.1.10 @ 06:02am

Mort Shuman

In 1992 Doc Pomus was elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame for his songwriting accomplishments. Now, 18 years later, his co-writer for nearly all of those classic hits gets inducted as well. Why weren't they inducted together back then? Of the Hall's baffling decisions over the years this one stood out, as Pomus & Shuman were forever linked as partners for their string of indelible classics written for the likes of Dion & The Belmonts, The Drifters and Elvis Presley among many others. Pomus was the delightfully eccentric figure between them and beloved by all he came in contact with, but Shuman was indespensible to their success and his being left out for so long raised more needless questions regarding the Hall's lack of awareness of rock history. Finally that gets rectified.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.16.10 @ 16:10pm

I think the Hall should have inducted Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman as a duo and I suggest we do the same in our Rock Hall Revisited forum, here's some stuff I found on them as a song writing duo:

"One of the most important rock and roll writing teams of the late-50s and early-60s, second only to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman composed more than 500 songs between 1958 and 1965. with Shuman composing the music and Pomus writing the lyrics, they achieved their greatest success writing for the Drifters and Elvis Presley, who recorded more than 20 of their songs"

Posted by Stefan on Saturday, 05.15.10 @ 06:48am

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