Dion

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Easy Listening Folk Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": oldies 60s doo wop rock n roll rock rock and roll pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Dion & The Belmonts
Links online: BBC Music Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

During his peak, from 1958-63, Dion (Dion Francis DiMucci, 18 July 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA) was the quintessential Italian-American New York City rocker and was, perhaps, the first major white rock singer who was not from a southern city. The career of one of America’s legendary artists has spanned six decades, during which time he has made numerous musical style changes. Between 1958 and 1960 Dion And The Belmonts were one of the leading doo-wop groups. The Belmonts comprised Angelo D’Aleo (b. 3 February 1940, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Carlo Mastrangelo (b. 5 October 1938, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), and Freddie Milano (b. 22 August 1939, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA). The slick besuited Italian look rivalled the black harmony groups that dominated the era. They had nine hits in two years, including two of the all-time great examples of white doo-wop, ‘I Wonder Why’ and ‘No One...

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