Dion The Wanderer: 20 Greatest Hits on 180g Import LP
Vinyl Passion's The Wanderer brings together 20 Greatest Hits made both by Dion and the Belmonts in the late 1950's and by Dion DiMucci as a solo artist in the early 1960s. Dion and his music represent a special time and place...a moment when a song could mean so much and a singer could sum up what it means to be young, in love and on top of the world.
"I Wonder Why" was Dion and the Belmonts first hit, and over the next two years the group earned a reputation not only for topping the charts but for creating some of the most vital and exciting doo-wop music on the American scene. With songs such as "A Teenager In Love" and "Where or When," Dion and Co. earned their place in the history books. They were pioneers in rock and roll, and they made music that has endured.
Going solo in 1960, Dion racked up a string of number-one hits that many still consider to be the best of the entire rock and roll era, from the rocker "Runaround Sue" to the driving "Lovers Who Wander" to the anthemic "The Wanderer." As the first rock and roll artist ever signed to Columbia Records, he continued his streak with such smashes like "Ruby Baby," ultimately leading to his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1989.