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***** DION DIMUCCI *****

Posted on October 31st, 2012 · Hollywood Other

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***** DION DIMUCCI *****

This is a real simple one…

On December 9, 2012, Ron N” Roll Hall of Famer— DION DIMUCCI (a Boca Raton resident) will be making an extremely rare “concert” appearance at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood.

Printed below is a copy of the concert’s official press release.

Over the years, in addition to seeing Dion numerous times in the Publix Supermarket on Jog Road/Yamato Road in Boca Raton— Jeff Eats has seen Dion 5 times in concert. I am telling you–no matter how old you are, if you are a “fan” of Rock N’ Roll…you owe it to yourself to “see” this legendary performer in action.

Now, I’m not a hundred-percent sure of this– but I think that if you check Webster’s Dictionary…under Rock N’ Roll you’ll find Dion’s picture.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Yaffa Mizrachi, Seminole Hard Rock, 954-327-7504, C: 954-895-6480, yaffa.mizrachi@seminolehardrock.com
Ashley Svarney, Seminole Hard Rock, 954-327-7631, C: 954-592-6683, ashley.svarney@seminolehardrock.com
Fran Folic, Bitner Goodman, 954-730-7730, ext. 117, fran@bitnergoodman.com

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion Brings a Slice of Music History to Hard Rock Live on December 9
Tickets on Sale November 3 at Noon

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion will bring a slice of music history and a set of his matchless classics to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on December 9, 2012 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale November 3 at noon.

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. Yet, Dion is more than simply a cherished memory of a more innocent time. A singer, songwriter and performer of extraordinary versatility, range and resonance, Dion is fashioning music as relevant and revealing today as in the heydays of the ‘50s when, along with a handful of other innovators, he defined rock and roll for a generation.

Dion’s musical mastery began at a very early age on the street corners and in the bars of the Bronx, New York. While Influenced by R & B, blues, doo-wop and rock and roll, Dion’s took his initial inspiration from country’s great singer songwriter Hank Williams. It was Williams’ “Jambalaya” that Dion first professionally performed for Paul Whiteman’s radio and television shows.

Dion’s further honed his style on the stoops and street comers of Cartona Avenue, where he rounded up other local singers, inventing a capella licks. Then, in 1957, he brought the best of the neighborhood rockers together – Freddy Milano, Angelo D’ Aleo and Carlo Mastrangelo to form Dion & The Belmonts, named after Belmont Avenue in the heart of the Bronx.

“I Wonder Why” was Dion’s first hit with The Belmonts, 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 & The Belmonts earned a place in the history books. A national sensation, they toured extensively and were featured artists on the star-crossed Winter Dance Party, the tour that took the lives of Buddy Holly and other musical greats. Dion was, in fact, scheduled to fly in the fateful plane that went down “the day the music died.”
But the vitality of the music lived on when Dion, venturing out as a solo artist in 1960, racked up a string of quintessential rock classics including “Runaround Sue,” “Lovers Who Wander” and the anthemic hit, “The Wanderer.” As the first rock and roll artist ever signed to Columbia Records, he continued his streak with such smashes as “Ruby Baby,” “Donna The Prima Donna” and “Drip Drop.”

In 1968, a more mature Dion shot to the top of the charts, once again, with” Abraham, Martin and John.” What followed was a string of acclaimed LPs including such moving and deeply personal offerings as Sit Down Old Friend, You’re Not Alone and Sanctuary Suite For Late Summer.

During the following 15 years, Dion devoted himself and his music to folk blues and gospel, again earning a reputation as an innovator. He also recorded a series of albums that reflected an enduring faith in God, and was nominated for a Grammy in 1985.

In 1987, Dion performed at Radio City Music Hall in New York City marking the beginning of, yet, another career phase that led to a series of special appearances including a 1988 fundraiser for homeless medical relief where he shared the stage with his renowned fans including Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Lou Reed.

A subsequent autobiography entitled The Wanderer (William Morrow) and his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame further highlighted Dion’s contribution to the state of the musical art helping to set the stage for his active return to recording. Yo Frankie, Dream on Fire and Rock and Roll Christmas are a collection of CDs showcasing the inexhaustible creativity and sheer exuberance that has made this artist one of rock music’s most authentic legends.

Tickets are $69, $59, $49 and $39*; all seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.

About Hard Rock Live

Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida’s greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com .

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 138 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 19 restaurants, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 21 boutique shops, 14 bars/nightclubs and lounges, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .

12 Comments to “***** DION DIMUCCI *****”

  1. CR says...

    Jeff,
    Ive seen Dion 3 times.
    He is what rock n roll is all about.
    He is a legendary performer.
    For those who have never seen him, this a MUST DO!!!!!

  2. Joe Klein says...

    Dion is one of the most famous rockers of all time.
    Many people forget that he was with buddy holly, rich valens and big bopper at the winter party and he passed on buying a seat on the plane that crashed later that night.
    Ive seen Dion several times and he puts on an incredible show.

  3. EDSED says...

    Check You Tube videos of 2004 Dion appearances with Jamie King Colton at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.
    MAGIC!!!!!
    Dont miss Dion.

  4. FordC11218 says...

    Dion is one of the greatest rockers of all time.
    He is a Member of the Hall of Fame and although in his 70′s can still sing and perform like he did when he was 20.
    I urge you folks who have never seen him to get tickets.

  5. ED RAPPAPORT says...

    Jeff,
    I just turned 73. I have followed Dion since he started out with The Belmonts.
    There is no question whatsoever that he is a legendary performer and one of the founding fathers of Rock n Roll.
    Over the years I must have seen Dion at least 10 times. As a kid I had plenty of his 45s.
    I’m going to pickup a couple of tickets for this show.
    For those of you out there who aren’t familar with Dion, GO!!! You will see one of the greatest performers in Rock n Roll history.

  6. fdc says...

    no doubt about it. dion is a legend.

  7. my crime is being born out of wedlock.thats why mr. i am so great im a rock star dimucci dogs me.

    • THA says...

      So you’re telling us that you are Dion’s son and that Sue isn’t your mother, is that correct.

      • correct refer to. the wanderer talks truth part 1.23mins. on you tube.or google dion dimucci and dion ambrogio.

  8. Terry says...

    Greatest gospel songs-And voice in the World

  9. NH says...

    He put on some show at the HR.

  10. jenna says...

    Remember seeing him solo at one of the Alan Freed or Murry The K shows.. he had just left the Belmonts and the audience did not like that and he got booed. He was a trooper though and did a great job. Also met him a couple of times at a little club in the Bronx.. his drummer played there.. Blue Bird. Very nice person back then.

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