The Very Best Of [180g Vinyl LP]
Artist: DION & THE BELMONTS
Cat No: CATLP132
Rock’n’roll was born in the Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, then it’s arguable it came of age on the street corners of New York’s Bronx district where city kids like Dion DiMucci belted out songs with only their bandmates’ voices for company. The influence Dion had on the Beatles and many others was recognised in 1989 when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Those early songs (an amazing 18 Hot 100 hits in three years) ensured he could always make a living on the oldies circuit, but he continued to attempt to reinvent himself. Despite his reign as a chart-topping star may have been brief, but the influence of the doo-wop music contained on this LP was incalculable: listen, marvel and enjoy.