Singer Dion DiMucci (vocals; born July 18, 1938), better known simply as Dion, epitomized the indigenous music of the Bronx streets where he was raised. He started singing at a young age, and he had a variety of musical influences. As he wrote in his autobiography: “I was picking up influences from all over the place, mixing in early R&B with doo-wop. Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley and, of course, Elvis. In other words, like every other teenager in America, I was discovering rock & roll.”
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Collection on Dion spans the years 1949 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating between 1980 and 1997. Four series make up the collection: audiovisual materials, papers, photographs, and posters. The collection mainly concentrates on the latter half of Dion's career and is not meant to be an exhaustive source of information about the singer.
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