Sal Mineo was born Salvatore Mineo on January 10, 1939 in the Bronx, New York. Singer/actor Sal starred with James Dean in the 1955 movie classic “Rebel Without A Cause”. He was a teen singing star when his first Billboard Top 100 hit single…START MOVIN’ (In My Direction) on Epic Records made its chart appearance on May 20, 1957. Along with the flip-side, LOVE AFFAIR, the singles became #9 hits on the Top 100 chart.
Sal would have hits later in 1957 with LASTING LOVE and YOU SHOULDN’T DO THAT both charting at #27 and PARTY TIME in late 1957 at #45. In January of 1958 he charted his last hit single record, LITTLE PIGEON at #45.
Sal Mineo was stabbed to death in February of 1976 at the age of 37…a wonderful talent from the “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”
Till the next time—Joe