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The Success of Dion DiMucci

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Born in New York, Dion DiMucci is an outstanding artist, who has explored different musical genres such as doo-wop, pop, rock and roll, R&B, folk and Christian. During his early years, he used to do what most kids of his own age did like running in gangs. However, he started singing pop on local TV and radio since he was 12 years old.

The great success of his single, “I Wonder Why” meant the beginning of a series of classic hits along two years. Dion also started a solo career after the members of the group, the Belmonts, decided to go separate ways. In spite of their failure, Dion continued reaching hits such as “The Wanderer” and “Ruby Baby.”

This artist has contributed greatly to music in different ways. For instance, he has been considered by some people as the godfather of “blue-eyed soul.” He also bridged the gap between the pre-British Invasion Sixties and doo-wop. In the same way, he made possible to bring blues and doo-wop into the pop mainstream. In relation to his talent, he has one of most interpretive voices. In the mid 60’s, Dion released the ballad, “Abraham, Martin, and John,” which was a great hit, thus producing a large number of albums. Some of his awards include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. 

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