A chat with Dion: '50s and '60s pop star records new album
Dion DiMucci is just "Dion" to generations who remember the hip guy who took R&B, country and rock and filtered it through a street-wise, Bronx sensibility.
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#1 Dec 19, 2008
Such a great interview, Dion is a cherished artist.
Dion recorded his first songs in 1957 with a backing group called the Timberlakes, but the songs went nowhere.
In 1958 Dion joined the backing group, the Belmonts, he had his first hit in 1958 with the song,I wonder why.
They had a few more hits and then in 1960, they parted ways and Dion went solo.
Dion might have been labeled a teen idol pop star, but he was much more than that.
Dion had many solo hits, the Wanderer,Runaround Sue,Ruby baby,Donna the prima Donna and many other hits from 1960-1963.
From 1964-1967 Dion recorded many blues songs, plus a reunion with the Belmonts, without much success.
Then in 1968, Dion recorded the song that would be known forever, Abraham,Martin and John.
From 1970-1972 Dion recorded four folk albums with critical fame.
From 1975-1978 Dion recorded a few albums with a soft rock feel, though great never the less.
From 1980-1986 Dion recorded many fine albums of his Christian faith.
Then in 1989, Dion released the album Yo Frankie, it showed Dion as the rocker he has always been.
In the 90's Dion recorded a couple of good albums, but the 2000's have shown Dion to be the forever musician.
Dion recorded a couple of great blues albums and a couple of pop albums, then in 2008, Dion released a rocking album "Heroes", a tribute to the great rockers of the 50's.
2008 celebrates Dions 50 years of releasing music, that comes from his soul.
Rock on Dion Francess Dimucci.
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