16. Lou Reed/Dion/David Johansen (1988): Punks Praise Doo-Wop
It's hard to hear much of a Dion influence in the sound of the Velvet Underground and the New York Dolls, but Lou Reed and David Johansen had tremendous respect for the music that came out of their native city when they were kids. At the 1988 Grammy's they honored Dion by singing "Teenager in Love" with him. It was a very sweet moment, and further evidence that Reed wasn't as gruff and subversive as his reputation suggested.