Who Was Dion?
Dion was a teen idol during the 1950s and early to mid-1960s. There was no real competition between Dion, Elvis Presley, Fabian and other famed youth attractions, Dion held his own audience… But then came Beatle Mania and the minds of star-struck WENT crazy.
Runaround Sue” is a pop song, in a doo-wop style, originally a US No. 1 hit for the singer Dion during 1961 after he split with the Belmonts. The song ranked No. 342 on the Rolling Stone list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song was written by Dion with Ernie Maresca, and tells the story of a disloyal lover.
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