Radio Mans fave with Dion – added Abraham, Martin & John…


Runaround Sue

Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939),[14] better known as Dion, is an American singer and songwriter. His music incorporates elements of doo-woppoprockR&Bfolk and blues.[15] Initially the lead singer of the vocal group Dion and the Belmonts, Dion embarked on a solo career, and was one of the most prominent rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era.[1] He had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, or with the Belmonts and the Del-Satins.[16] He is best remembered for his signature hit songs “Runaround Sue“, “The Wanderer“, “Ruby Baby” and “Lovers Who Wander“, among others.[17]

Dion’s popularity waned in the mid-1960s, and toward the end of the decade he shifted his style with more mature and contemplative songs, such as “Abraham, Martin and John“.[18] He remained popular in the late 1960s until the mid-1970s,[19] and continued making music.[20] During the 1980s, Dion produced several Christian albums, winning a GMA Dove Award in 1984 for the album I Put Away My Idols.[21][22] He returned to secular music in the late 1980s with Yo Frankie (1989).[23] Between the mid-2000s and 2021, Dion released six chart-topping blues albums.[24] Critics who had dismissed his early work, labeling him as a teen idol, praised his later work and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.[15]

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