Category: DION/DION AND THE BELMONTS


I AM VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT JOE T’S SODA SHOP IS NOW ON DOOWOPRADIO.COM.
THE SODA SHOP IS ON LIVE MONDAY 6-9PM
TUESDAY 5-8PM
WEDNESDAY 10AM-2PM
THURSDAY 10AM-2PM
GREAT DOO WOP MUSIC AND MUCH MORE. HERE IS THE LINK
http://www.doowopradio.com

Jay-TraynorJAY TRAYNOR ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER OF JAY AND THE AMERICANS WHO’S HIT RECORDING OF “SHE CRIED” BECAME THE FIRST HIT FOR THE GROUP IN 1962, CHARTING AT #5 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100. HE WAS ALSO A LEAD VOCALIST OF THE MYSTICS, ON TUNES SUCH AS “WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER”, “OVER THE RAINBOW” AND “BLUE STAR”.

HE ALSO TOURED WITH JAY SIEGEL’S TOKENS. JAY PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 2, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 69. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS GO OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THEIR TIME OF MOURNING.jayamericans3

IT IS SAD TO REPORT THAT PHIL EVERLY HAS PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 74. PHIL WAS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1939 IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS. HE AND BROTHER DON EVERLY BECAME THE GREATEST DUO OF THE ROCK ERA. THEY CHARTED 50 HIT RECORDINGS ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1968. PHIL BEGAN SINGING AT THE AGE OF 6, HIS BROTHER DON AT THE AGE OF 8 IN THEIR PARENTS BAND. THEY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS IN 1956 AND THEN SIGNED TO ARCHIE BLEYER’S, CADENCE RECORDS IN 1957. THEIR FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERLY BROTHERS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1986.

PLEASE SEE OTHER POSTS ON THE EVERLY BROTHERS ALONG WITH A JUKEBOX OF SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS.

WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE EVERLY FAMILY. THAT WONDERFUL VOICE IS NOW A PART OF THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.1d39cf7a-16b3-3c48-ba48-d8525ff567dd12bf3145-c70b-3f1b-aa1d-4dfa48382e84323-1-im-Cover-7750Phil-Everly-One-Half-of-the-Everly-Brothers-Dies-Aged-74-413516-2The+Everly+Brothers+4

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LINK TO REMEMBER THEN RADIO… http://www.rememberthenradio.com

HOPE YOU ENJOY THE INTERVIEW

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Christmas-Tree-animated-Christmas-2008-christmas-2760885-440-330 (1)WISHING ALL OF MY READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR….THANKS FOR READING MY POSTS AND FOR LISTENING TO MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net .  YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS FROM THE 50S – 60S AND MORE… ARE HERE ON MY WEBPAGE AND ON MY RADIO SHOWS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO THE “FABULOUS FLIPS” QUIZ.

1…DIANA..PAUL ANKA #1 HITblog

2…BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS..FRANKIE AVALON #8 HIT

3…I GET AROUND..BEACH BOYS #1 HITimages (5)

4…EIGHT DAYS A WEEK..THE BEATLES #1 HIT

5…SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN..CHUCK BERRY #2 HIT

6…LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND..PAT BOONE #1 HIT

7…BLESSED IS THE RAIN..BROOKLYN BRIDGE FEATURING JOHNNY MAESTRO #45 HIT

8…THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER..THE BROWNS #5 HIT

9…I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU..RAY CHARLES #1 HIT

10.MY OWN TRUE LOVE..JIMMY CLANTON #33 HIT

11.YAKETY YAK..THE COASTERS #1 HIT

12.CATCH A FALLING STAR..PERRY COMO #1 HIT

13.ROCKIN’ ROBBIN..BOBBY DAY #2 HIT

14.DREAM LOVER..BOBBY DARIN #2 HIT

15.WHERE OR WHEN..DION AND THE BELMONTS #3 HIT

16.BLUEBERRY HILL..FATS DOMINO #2 HIT

17. FORTY MILES OF BAD ROAD..DUANE EDDY #9 HIT

18.WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE..EVERLY BROTHERS #1 HIT

19.THAT’LL BE THE DAY..THE CRICKETS #1 HIT

20.EL MATADOR..KINGSTON TRIO #32 HIT

21.POOR LITTLE FOOL..RICKY NELSON #1 HIT

22.CRYING..ROY ORBISON #2 HIT

23.BURNING LOVE..ELVIS PRESLEY #2 HIT

24.VOLARE..BOBBY RYDELL #4 HIT

25.IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE..CONWAY TWITTY #1 HIT

HOPE YOU DID WELL ON THE QUIZ

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

DION IS ONE OF THE MOST DURABLE OF ALL THE ROCK AND ROLL ARTISTS TO COME ALONG SINCE THE 1950S.  HIS AMAZING VOICE HAS SENT MANY A HIT ON TO THE BILLBOARD POP SINGLES CHARTS SINCE 1958, WITH DION & THE BELMONTS…THAT FIRST HIT IS THE CLASSIC…”I WONDER WHY” A #22 POP HIT AND A TIMELESS DOO-WOP STANDARD.  DION, AS PART OF DION & THE BELMONTS AND AS A SOLO ARTIST HAS CHARTED…33 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND 7 HITS ON THE BILLBOARD R&R CHART.

DEJA NU ALBUM BY DION WAS RELEASED IN 2000 ON THE COLLECTABLES LABEL…THE FIRST TRACK ON THAT ALBUM IS…”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK).  THE RECORDING SOUNDS AS IF IT HAD BEEN RECORDED BY DION AND NOT RELEASED FOR YEARS…BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE.  THE POP/DOO-WOP SOUNDING TRACK IS AN INSTANT CLASSIC.  HAD IT BEEN RELEASED DURING HIS HEYDAY IN THE EARLY 60S, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MILLION-SELLER.  “SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK) IS A FAVORITE ON MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net WHERE IT FITS IN WITH THE ROCK AND ROLL HITS OF THE 50S AND 60S AND THE GREAT DOO-WOP CLASSICS.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW…LISTEN AS DION SINGS A “TRUE CLASSIC”….”SHU BOP” (THE LOST TRACK)…THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER IS STILL CREATING WONDERFUL MUSIC….

Shu-Bop (The Lost Track)

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME FOR SOME NEW POSTS AND TRIVIA TEASER QUESTIONS THIS WEEK….THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG EACH DAY.

I WILL BE BROADCASTING MY INTERNET RADIO SHOW THIS WEEK ON…TUESDAY & THURSDAY FROM 10AM-2PM AND FRIDAY FROM 9AM-12NOON…EASTERN TIME ZONE  ON www.oldiesplus.net HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME…

I WILL ALSO BE BROADCASTING ON SATURDAY FROM 11AM-1PM ON www.doowopcafe.net HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME ALSO.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE