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  • Dion and the Belmonts A Teenager in Love
    September 16, 2018

    Dion and The Belmonts A Teenager in Love


    Doo Wop Music Ah, love can break your heart at any age, but it can be tough for teenagers. The song was written by the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman (other songs by them include "Save the Last Dance for Me" "This Magic Moment"). The Belmonts were…

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  • Dion The Wanderer
    June 18, 2018

    Dion The Wanderer


    Rock and Roll It might seem that the wanderer has lots of girls and lots of fun, but he realizes it doesn’t amount to much. The lyric says: “I roam from town to town / I go through life without a care / I wave my two fists of…

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  • "I Wonder Why" by Dion and The Belmonts
    May 9, 2018

    Dion and The Belmonts I Wonder Why


    Doo Wop Dion and the Belmonts were one of the quintessential doo wop groups in this first era of rock and roll. They hailed from the Bronx in New York City. Group members were Dion DiMucci, Carlo Mastrangelo, Fred Milano, and Angelo D'Aleo. They called themselves The Belmonts because…

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  • Dion's B-Side Runaway Girl
    April 16, 2018

    Runaway Girl by Dion


    The song "Runaway Girl" was the B-Side to Dion's international hit  "Runaround Sue,"  which was released as a single in 1961 on Laurie Records and on Dion's 1961 album Runaround Sue.  ("Runaround Sue" went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in Canada, and in New Zealand.  It rose…

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  • That's My Desire by Dion and The Belmonts
    April 2, 2018

    That’s My Desire by Dion and The Belmonts


    The selection for this week's Flip-Side Monday is "That's My Desire" by Dion and The Belmonts." It was the B-Side to their 1959 hit "Where or When," which went to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song "That's My Desire" is a popular standard from 1931, written by…

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  • Dion and the Belmonts Where or When
    March 6, 2018

    Dion and the Belmonts Where or When


    Doo Wop Music Dion and the Belmonts had a top ten hit with the song “Where Or When.” It was released in 1959 and rose up to #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song comes from the 1937 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart musical Babes In Arms,…

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  • Dion Runaround Sue
    January 21, 2018

    Dion Runaround Sue


    Rock and Roll One golden oldie favorite is the classic “Runaround Sue” by Dion. The song was written by Dion and Ernie Maresca. They say it was about the kind of girl who wants you to love her, but when it comes to a commitment, she’s off to someone else. In…

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