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Category: Dion DiMucci


Not Your Father’s “Purple Haze”

I just stumbled upon another freaky coincidence that is not unlike Germany’s 1966 one-off single by The Dead-Heads — In the year 1968, two artists – The Jimi Hendrix Experience and singer, Robert Ray Whitley – both released original compositions entitled “1983“! “1983” By “beach music composer” Ray Whitley How bizarre

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"Your Own Back Yard"

“Your Own Back Yard”: 12-Step Rock

How brave of Dion (“Runaround Sue”) DiMucci to lay his life bare as he does on “Your Own Back Yard” about his own personal demons – and then issue the song as a single aimed at the radio market: Said The Rolling Stone Record Review around the time of its

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