In early 1960, Dion checked into a hospital for heroin addiction, a problem he had since his mid-teens. Dion without The Belmonts was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. I'd give 'em parts and stuff. I said, I can't do this. The Wanderer — 02:48 02. Later reissues of these songs would often be erroneously attributed to Dion and the Belmonts. Just You — 02:31 17.
Little Miss Blue — 02:20 13. The Belmonts Official Website Albums By year of release. When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bobbing' Along 17. When producer Phil Gernhard initially presented the song to DiMucci, the latter didn't care for it. Swinging On A Star 08. That's what 'I Wonder Why' was about.
Runaway Girl — 02:27 05. This early success brought them their first major tour in late 1958, with the Coasters, Buddy Holly and Bobby Darin, followed by the historic and tragic Winter Dance Party tour featuring Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. I got bored with it quickly. A Funny Feeling — 02:14 09. Shortly after midnight, on February 3rd 1959, the plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, with Holly, Valens, The Big Bopper, and the pilot, Roger Peterson, all being killed. I Wonder Why — 02:18 03. Dream Lover — 02:18 06.
Fly Me to the Moon — 02:40 16. My Day — 02:14 16. With the persistence of Gernhard, and Dion's wife Susan, he flew to New York that summer. The Belmonts continued to enjoy success on the stage as well as on the charts. I'm Throught Wint Love 13. Other singles released for the group that year continued to chart Billboard, but were less successful. You Better Not Do That 19.
Including Billboard Hot 100 singles, Dion and the Belmonts charted 856 radio station surveys across the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. A year later, in 1973, DiMucci, Mastrangelo, Milano and D'Aleo performed once more, doing a sold out concert at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York. DiMucci, now a star again, was invited to sing this comeback hit on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, as well as many other top shows. In The Still Of The Night — 02:41 05. I'm Serious You Move Me King Of Hearts Daddy Is A Jockey Heartbreak Hill Drip Drop In A Heartbeat Of Time Stolen Kisses Down On The Street Jo Jo's Crazy No! On February 2, 1959, after playing the Surf Ballroom, Holly arranged to charter a plane. We kind of invented this percussive rhythmic sound.
Their roots were doo-wop groups like the Flamingos, the Five Satins, the Dells, acts who developed their sound in urban settings on street corners, mimicking instruments with their voices, even complex jazz arrangements. Click on the album title in the table below and then click on the appropriate button below the cover scan. I gotta play my guitar. Milano, Mastrangelo, D'Aleo, Lyndon, Bank and Gradus were the participants in that performance, which was released on Warner Bros. Swinging On A Star — 02:25 08.
Later, Jimmy Clanton, Frankie Avalon, and Fabian were hired to finish the tour in place of the three deceased headliners. Teen Angel — 02:13 06. The Chosen Few — 02:45 19. When You Wish Upon a Star 17. North East End of the Corner — 02:34 12. In 1974, Dan Elliott joined the group replacing Frank Lyndon as lead singer. Out In Colorado — 02:07 20.
Every Little Thing — 02:02 13. Wonderful Girl — 02:38 18. Of note is one particular performance at the Surf Ball Room in Clearlake, Iowa, the night on which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash. Because of the fact that the Belmonts scored chart hits for an additional three years afterDion left the group, coupled with the fact that the entire group, including Dion, were inducted intact into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000, 11 years after Dion's solo induction into the Rock Hall, made their omission even more puzzling. I Got The Blues — 02:46 15. They attended Roosevelt High School and hung out together. The original group reunited once again June 2, 1972 for a show at Madison Square Garden, which was recorded and released as a live album for Warner Brothers.
Lonely Teenager — 02:17 08. When I listen to it today, often times I think, 'Man, those kids are talented'. No One Knows — 02:37 20. All The Things You Are — 02:15 11. September Song — 02:46 10. There were also later compilations, some of which included the separate hits of The Belmonts, and some that included the hits of Dion, and Dion and The Belmonts.