Dion DiMucci Quotes.
By the age of 15, I knew over 40 Hank Williams songs.
Doo-wop was full of blues for me.
There were a lot of bad relationships that got very convoluted up at Columbia with me, what they expected from me.
I show rock and rollers how to grow old gracefully.
There’s a lot of unreleased blues stuff I did with the Apollo Theater musicians, and there was of experimenting going on for me in the mid-’60s in that studio, which I think frustrated Columbia.
I come from this macho Italian neighborhood. When I was thirteen, during those real vulnerable, impressionable years, and a boy starts becoming a man, to make that transition, and you start making decisions, and you start developing virtue and principles – I never made the transition.
I never got into this business to do interviews. It was always about the music.
With Del Shannon – and I’ve got to tell you this – there’s nobody probably on the face of the earth that I identified more with musically. We used to sit and sing George Jones and Hank Williams tunes.