Dion DiMucci

Dion (civil Dion Francis DiMucci, * 18. July 1937 or 1939 in Bronx, New York) is an US-American Popsänger and Songschreiber, which had largest successes in the 1950er and 1960er years its.


Dion was born in the New Yorker Bronx. Already as a child it interested in Country music and arose themselves in local bars. As a young person it followed road course. Its first plate took up Dion as a singer of the Timberlaines .

Its large success came, when it together with its old schoolmates, the Belmonts, when Dion and began the Belmonts to take up music. In April 1958 the break-through with “I Wonder Why” succeeded to them. Their largest hit was written A dte rodent “into love”, from Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, which the Billboardcharts reached place five. Dion became the most successful representative of the Doowop - style.

1959 was it with Buddy Holly and other one on a tour. Since it the Flugpreis was too high, he did not rise into the airplane, with the Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and to The bend Bopper at the 3. February 1959 fell. In the same year Dion still separated again from the Belmonts. Starting from 1960 he tried as a solo artist and had also fast again hits like “The Wanderer”, “Runaround Sue”, “Ruby baby” or “Donna the great Donna”. Its style developed away from the Doowop of the Belmonts to “adult rem” R&B. It stepped in the middle of the 1960er in two films on (“dte-gnaw Millionaire”, “Twist around the clock”), years took however its drug problems - it was long years heroin - and later also alcohol-dependently - over hand and forced in to a longer photograph break.

it acknowledged 1968 drug-free and took up themselves with new style and Protestsongs : “Abraham, Martin and John” over Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy created it into the Top Five. In the subsequent years it took up some folkorientierte albums, which itself, despite praising criticisms, rather sluggishly sold. 1972 came it to the reunification with the Belmonts and unite disappointing albums. In the consequence it arose in smaller clubs and shows and took up with different Background groups further Songs.

1988 it published its Autobiografie “The Wanderer”, 1989 followed its admission into the skirt and roll resounds to OF Fame. One year later it created the volume “The little Kings”, with which it tourt at the US-American east coast.


  • I Wonder Why
  • Runaround Sue
  • The Wanderer
  • A dte rodent in Love
  • Donna The Primadonna
  • Lonely dte rodent
  • Abraham, Martin and John

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