Bridging the era between the late 50's rock and the British Invasion, Dion DiMucci was one of the top White rock singers of his time, blending the best elements of doo-wop, teen idol and R&B styIes.
When Dion began recording in the late 50's, it was as the lead singer of a group of friends that sang on Bronx street corners. Billing themselves as Dion and the Belmonts (Dion had released a previous single with the Timberlanes), their first few records were prime Italian-American doo-wop. I Wonder Why was their biggest hit and over the next two years the group earned a reputation not only for topping the charts but for creating some of the most vital and exciting doo-wop music on the American music scene.
With songs such as A Teenager in Love, and Where Or When, Dion and the Belmonts earned their place in the history books, while the group's pioneering role in the development of rock `n' roll underscored their enduring accomplishments.
In 1960, Dion ventured out as a solo artist and racked up a string of #1 hits such as Runaround Sue, Lovers Who Wander to the anthem The Wanderer. In 1963, Dion moved over to the Columbia label a positive move with the release of 2 hits right off the bat, Ruby Baby and Donna the Prima Donna. In 1968, Dion released his #4 single, Abraham, Martin and John.
Dion is more than a cherished memory of a more innocent time. He is a singer, songwriter and performer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance.