I spent time again with one this weekend that has a done very well – Dion DiMucci of the Dion and Belmonts from the late 50′s and early 60′s – and beyond. He is famous for Run Around Sue, Donna the Prima Dona, Abraham Martin and John, I Wonder Why, The Wanderer — and over a dozen songs that hit the t\Top 40 List!
He is still great, right at it, and loved by millions. He is a great guy with a a great wife. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This is a picture with me taken at Steubenville this weekend with Dion. He was there to announce his new book and to tell the story of his life, especially his return to the Catholic Church.
Wikipedia states, “Now a practicing Roman Catholic, Dion pursues prison ministry and reaches out to men going through addiction recovery. He is also a member of the American Board of Directors of Renewal Ministries. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and New York City.”
You can visit his website here.
Here is Dion in the 50′s:
Here is Dion today: