In 1959, four kids from Bronx N.Y. sang their way to stardom, with a little ditty entitled “I Wonder Why,” followed with another million seller, “A Teenager In Love.” Of course, the group was Dion & The Belmonts. In 1960, Dion struck out on his own to kickstart a solo career, and the hits kept on a comin,’ “Runaround Sue,” The Wanderer,” etc. Later, in 1968, he was on top again, with the poignant, “Abraham, Martin & John,” (moving back to Laurie Records, after a successful run on the Columbia label). Dion always stayed true to his doo-wop and blues roots, reinventing himself in 2000 with “Shu-Bop,” and a new legion of fans. Today, he’s still creating new music, and celebrating his 81st birthday on July 18th. There’s no stopping Dion, just like the title of his 1961 hit, he’s still …. “Havin’ Fun!”
Catch the Dion vibe with my all time favorite – “Sandy” (1963) with The Del Satins on backing vocals.