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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast


"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Feb 1, 2022

RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL_153 – “THE COMPLETE HIT SINGLES HISTORY OF DION AS A SOLO ARTIST”

This is the second of two episodes chronicling the hit singles history of Dion & The Belmonts. Our prior installment – show #152 – covered all of Dion & The Belmonts hits singles while they were together, followed by the Belmonts charted 45s after Dion left the group. Now, on this episode #153, we’ll document Dion’s primary post-Belmonts hit-making decades – the 1960s and 1970s.

Our presentation also includes the original versions of songs that Dion made famous. Plus, songs originated by Dion that later became hits for other artists.

Few singers can match Dion’s diverse repertoire – rock and roll, doo wop, ballads, the blues, sunshine pop, country, folk, and religious. Surprisingly, most his hit singles have disappeared from radio, satellite, and Internet radio playlists, but we’ve got those tunes in our famed Groove Yard music archive, so you’ll hear samples of all of them.

As always, our resident Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along with fascinating factoids. Together with your "Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Host, Radio Dave, we've got the greatest rock and roll stories on record.  Here it all here.