Dion DiMucci

Dion DiMucci

 

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Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer, songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, with the Belmonts or with the Del Satins. He is best remembered for the singles "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer", "Ruby Baby" and "Lovers Who Wander", among his other hits.

Dion's popularity waned in the mid-1960s. Toward the end of the decade, he shifted his style and produced songs with a more mature, contemplative feeling, such as "Abraham, Martin and John." He became popular again in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s, and he has continued making music ever since. Critics who had dismissed his early work, pegging him as merely a teen idol, praised his later work, and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.[1]

Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

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Highlights10

New York is My Home
Song
New York is My Home is a song by Dion, released on November 10, 2017.
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965
Album
Kickin' Child: The Lost Album 1965 is an album by Dion, released on May 12, 2017.
Abraham, Martin and John
 
"Abraham, Martin and John" is a 1968 song written by Dick Holler and first recorded by Dion.
The Wanderer
 
"The Wanderer" is a song written by Ernie Maresca and originally recorded by Dion.

Photos - Dion DiMucci400

Popular Albums31

Album Appearances & References14

Popular Songs17

Song Appearances & References11

Musical Groups3

Minor Film Appearances & References1

TV Shows1

Video Game References1

Collaborators & Influencers17

Other Music-Related Relationships8

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations3

Events1

You May Also Be Interested In28

Videos267

Spotify - Albums & Singles81

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On14

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Affiliated Locations3

 
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