Dion DiMucci still Rocks – Spoke Together at Steubenville

by Steve Ray on July 31, 2011

IMG_3217Most Rock n’ Rollers end up badly in old age, if they ever get to old age.

I spent time again with one this weekend that has a done very well – Dion DiMucci of the Dion and Belmonts from the late 50’s and early 60’s – and beyond. He is famous for Run Around Sue, Donna the Prima Dona, Abraham Martin and John, I Wonder Why, The Wanderer — and over a dozen songs that hit the t\Top 40 List!

He is still great, right at it, and loved by millions. He is a great guy with a a great wife. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This is a picture with me taken at Steubenville this weekend with Dion. He was there to announce his new book and to tell the story of his life, especially his return to the Catholic Church.

Wikipedia states, “Now a practicing Roman Catholic, Dion pursues prison ministry and reaches out to men going through addiction recovery. He is also a member of the American Board of Directors of Renewal Ministries. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, and New York City.”

You can visit his website here.

Here is Dion in the 50’s:

Here is Dion today:

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Linda vitollo February 7, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Hey Dion!
Our kids are always dancing and singing to the catchy little music/dance videos that Disney puts out. I would so much rather the Christian words and message of your songs be on their lips and in their steps. My son in law just introduced me to a CD of songs you produced ( a few years ago now) and its all my husband and I listen to in our car right now…I can’t believe I am hearing them for the first time!!! And I love having the words and message on my mind! Our kids today desperately need this kind of influence…for now we can at least play it in the house and make up our own little dances…but I would love if you could replace our Disney dance/song collection!

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