This week on Sounds of The 60’s: Rascals. Three Dog Night, Chicago, Chubby Checker, Otis Redding, Beatles, Isley Brothers, Kinks, Mary Wells, Johnny Cash, Richard Harris, Nancy Sinatra, Four Seasons, Dion, Elton John, Koko Taylor, Edwin Starr and many many more . . .
This week we feature: Yardbirds, Jimmy Ruffin, Ray Charles, Lesley Gore, Supremes, Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Ides of March, Duane Eddy, Dion, Kinks, Del Shannon, Cream, Rolling Stones, Cowsills and more . . .
“Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening from the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; “The Big E,” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where we are celebrating our “Centennial of Greatness.” On the playlist will be: the Spinners, Barbara Lynn, Bill Doggett, Judy Clay & Billy Vera, the Temptations & the Distants, Millie Jackson, Alive & Kicking, Ralfi Pagan, Natalie Cole, the Cleftones, Dion; ‘live in concert” at the Bottom Line in New York’s Greenwich Village and a whole lot more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later from the fairgrounds at “The Big E” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Dion Francis DiMucci (born July 18, 1939), better known mononymously as Dion, is an American singer-songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, pop oldies music, rock and R&B styles—and, most recently, straight blues. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 60s. He is best remembered for the 1961 singles, “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer“, written with Ernie Maresca.
Dion’s popularity waned in the mid-1960s, perhaps due to the public’s changing taste in pop music, and perhaps in part due to personal difficulties he had during this period. But toward the end of the decade, he shifted his style and produced songs with a more mature, contemplative feeling, such as “Abraham, Martin & John“. He became popular again in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s, and he has continued making music ever since. Critics who had dismissed his early work, pegging him as merely a teen idol, praised his later work, and noted the influence he has had on other musicians.
Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. (Source: Wikipedia)
|3||Where or When|
|4||Donna the Prima Donna|
|5||No One Knows|
|6||A Teenager in Love|
|7||Love Came to Me|
|9||In The Still of the Night|
|10||And the Night Stood Still|
|12||Lovers Who Wander|
|13||Abraham, Martin and John|
|17||This Little Girl|
|18||I Wonder Why|
|19||Sea Cruise (From “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”)|
|20||When You Wish Upon a Star|
|21||Be Careful of Stones That You Throw|
|22||Don’t Pity Me|
|23||(I Was) Born to Cry|
|24||Every Little Thing I Do|
|25||Come Go With Me|
|27||Johnny B. Goode|
|28||A Lover’s Prayer|
|29||King of the New York Streets|
|30||Your Own Back Yard|
|31||From Both Sides Now|
|36||Baby, I’m In The Mood For You|
|38||I Know You Want Me|
|39||New York City Song|
|40||Gonna Make It Alone|
|41||Can’t We Be Sweethearts|
|43||Will Love Ever Some My Way|
|44||My Girl The Month Of May|
|47||Life Is But A Dream|
|50||Turn Me Loose|