Known for Save the Last Dance for Me, A Teenager in Love, This Magic Moment, and several other rock and roll hits.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Blues Hall of Fame.
He grew up with a brother, Raoul Felder, who became a prominent New York attorney.
He wrote Young Boy Blues, Ecstasy, Here Comes the Night, and What Am I To Do? with Phil Spector.