Lonely Avenue

"Lonely Avenue" is a popular song written by Doc Pomus that became a rhythm and blues hit for Ray Charles in 1956.[1] The song drew the attention of the music business to Doc Pomus, who had previously had little success as a songwriter.[2]

"Lonely Avenue"
Single by Ray Charles
from the album Yes Indeed!
A-side"Lonely Avenue"
B-side"Leave My Woman Alone"
GenreRhythm and blues
LabelAtlantic 8025
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus
Producer(s)Ahmet Ertegün, Jerry Wexler
Ray Charles singles chronology
"Mary Ann"
"Lonely Avenue"
"Drown in My Own Tears"
"Lonely Avenue"
Song by Van Morrison
from the album Too Long in Exile
ReleasedJune 8, 1993
RecordedThe Wool Hall Studios, Bath, England
GenreR&B, Rock
LabelMercury, Polydor
Songwriter(s)Doc Pomus
Producer(s)Van Morrison



  1. "Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman". www.history-of-rock. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  2. "Heart of the Matter — Doc Pomus Blues". The Phoenix. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-01.
  3. Collis, John (1996). Inarticulate Speech of the Heart. Little Brown and Company. p. 182. ISBN 0-306-80811-0.

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