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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 – would both release original songs entitled “1983”!   Am I the only one who finds that

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“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 Backyard” 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 release:

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