Brooklyn musician Mort Shuman was part of the Pomus - Schuman hit making team. Mort found great success in France where he enjoyed his own recording career after composing hits like "His Latest Flame" for others. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Del Shannon (Charles Westover) was the first to record "His latest Flame" for the "Runaway" album in 1961.
Just months after the Del Shannon release Elvis Presley took "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" along with the flip "Little Sister" into the top five.