Archive for the 'Dion' Category

Friday, April 11th, 2014

1968 marked the dawn of a rock scene that would develop in the early 70s to wipe out Flower Power and any remaining grip folk music still held on popular music. Seven years earlier, this pop scene found our Dion with his backup group, The Belmonts, singing about teenagers in love. But in the years […]

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Dion DiMucci may not be a name often associated with underground rock and roll. As the New York teen behind such inner city oldies as “The Wanderer” and “Runaround Sue,” Dion is usually branded as representative of the slick, early-1960s pop sound that came to replace teenagers’ grittier rock and roll heroes like Elvis Presley […]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Having kicked heroin after years of teen-idol stardom as the leader of the Belmonts, Dion released “Daddy Rollin’ (In Your Arms)” in 1968 as the b-side to “Abraham, Martin and John.” The underlying vibe of the tune was described by Dion as “(the song) can be a love song or it can be about drugs. […]