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  • King Of The New York Streets

    One of the greatest singers in the history of rock & roll, Dion DiMucci has also lived one of the music's most compelling stories. Dion and the Belmonts rocketed to fame in the late Fifties with hits like "I Wonder Why" and "A Teenager in Love." Dion soon went solo and continued his dominance of […]

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  • Yo Frankie!

    Although Dion Dimucci has spent the last decade making slick born-again Christian albums, you wouldn't know it from the first track on Yo Frankie, his long overdue shot at a secular pop comeback. Eager to reclaim his turf, DiMucci updates songs like "Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer" in the form of "King of the New […]

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  • The Return Of The Wanderer

    Dion's new album opens with a house-rocking version of Tom Waits' "Heart of Saturday Night," and Dion rings the bell twelve times: every note hits home. Fittingly, the title of this record implies something more than just another step on the endless comeback trail of the Fifties hero (the comeback that, by the nature of […]

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  • Greatest Hits

    Dion was the original punk. Stand him up next to his contemporary male teen idols — Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Vee, Brian Hyland, Bobby Rydell, Adam Wade, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, Mark Valentino, etc. — and the difference is obvious. They were all simpering, heartstruck, crybabies, with the possible exception of Fabian, and the best […]

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