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Dion DiMucci net worth:
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Dion Francis DiMucci was born on 18 July 1939, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, of part-Italian descent, and is a singer and songwriter, best known for being one of the most popular rock ‘n’ roll artists during the pre-British Invasion era of the ‘50s and ‘60s. He’s had numerous hits, and all of his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Dion DiMucci? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry, being responsible for the hit singles “The Wanderer” and “Runaround Sue” in particular. He’s also been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and all of these achievements ensured the position of his wealth.

Dion DiMucci Net Worth $5 million

As a child, Dion often joined his father touring as a vaudeville entertainer, and he found an interest for country music. His influences would then increase to blues and doo-wop as he grew up. He continued to develop his voice and later auditioned for the newly formed Mohawk Records in 1957. This would lead to his first single entitled “The Chosen Few” by Dion and the Timberlanes, a group he never met.

Eventually Dion formed a group with his friends called the Belmonts, and he became the lead. In 1958, they released “I Wonder Why” which would make it to 22nd spot on the US charts. They continued to make hits including “No One Knows” and “A Teenager in Love” which reached fifth spot on the US pop charts. The Belmont’s biggest hit would come with “Where or When” which reached the third spot on the charts, but then in 1960 Dion had to be hospitalized because of heroin addiction. From then, problems started forming in the group and they had less success, prompting Dion to quit and start his own career.

He released the solo album “Alone with Dion” which had the hit “Lonely Teenager”, but then started performing with the vocal group the Del-Satins which would help him create the record “Runaround Sue”, which reached top of the US Charts and many others – the song would sell over a million copies and was certified gold. He continued this success with “The “Wanderer” which is still popularly used today.

After appearing in various tours, Dion appeared in the film “Twist Around the Clock”, and would continue to produce albums. He became the first rock ‘n’ roll artist signed to Columbia Records, releasing “Ruby Baby” and “Drip Drop”. However, his success started to decline, coupled with the fact that he was still dealing with drug addiction.

He then started releasing more blues-oriented music, and briefly reunited with The Belmonts for “Together Again” which was not successful. They then appeared on the “Clay Cole Show”, and Dion was featured in the album cover of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles. After getting freed from his addiction, he then tried his hand at a record contract in 1970, which led to the hit “Abraham, Martin & John”. After being converted to a born-again Christian, he started releasing Christian music during the 1980s. He created his autobiography in 1988, entitled “The Wanderer: Dion’s Story”.

He returned to rock music in 1989, creating the album “Yo Frankie” which had appearances from various artists including Bryan Adams and Patty Smyth. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the same year, and would return to Catholicism. Some of his most recent works include “Deja Nu” and being inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2015, he was still touring, and released the single “New York Is My Home”.

For his personal life, Dion is married to Susan, and they have three daughter; they live in Boca Raton, Florida. It is known that Dion almost went on the same flight in 1959 that killed Buddy Holly and other performers. According to an interview, he views his life today as a rock ‘n’ roll redemption story.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Seal Team Eight: Behind Enemy Lines 2014 performer: "The Wanderer"
Call the Midwife 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
This Morning 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Expendables 2 2012 performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Trip 2011 Documentary performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
Rio Sex Comedy 2010 performer: "A Teenager in Love" - as Dion
Flipped 2010/I performer: "A Teenager In Love" - as Dion
A Little Help 2010 performer: "Runaround Sue", "If You Want To Rock And Roll" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue", "If You Want To Rock And Roll"
Big Fan 2009 performer: "Two-Ton Feather" 1963, "Daddy Rollin' in Your Arms" 1968 - as Dion / writer: "Two-Ton Feather" 1963, "Daddy Rollin' in Your Arms" 1968
Game Boys 2008 performer: "The Wanderer"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Cold Case TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
This Christmas 2007 performer: "Rockin' around the Christmas Tree" - as Dion
In a Man's World 2004 writer: "Runaround Sue"
The Wire 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The West Wing 2002 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Deuces Wild 2002 performer: "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
Two Summers 2002 writer: "Nasci pra Chorar / Born to Cry"
Behind Enemy Lines 2001 performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
Chicken Run 2000 performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1997-1998 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Telling Lies in America 1997 performer: "Little Diane" - as Dion / writer: "Little Diane"
The Butcher Boy 1997 performer: "NO ONE KNOWS" - as Dion
Trial and Error 1997 performer: "Turn Me Loose" - as Dion
Picture Perfect 1997 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
Michael 1996 performer: "Winter Wonderland" 1934 - as Dion / producer: "Winter Wonderland" 1934
The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996 performer: "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" - as Dion
Let It Be Me 1995 performer: "Dance With Me"
There Goes My Baby 1994 performer: "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
Little Big League 1994 performer: "RUNAROUND SUE" - as Dion / writer: "RUNAROUND SUE"
A Bronx Tale 1993 performer: "I Wonder Why"
That Night 1992 performer: "RUNAROUND SUE", "THE WANDERER" - as Dion / writer: "RUNAROUND SUE"
Hot Shots! 1991 performer: "Dream Lover" - as Dion
The Hard Way 1991 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
Sleeping with the Enemy 1991 performer: "RUNAROUND SUE" - as Dion / writer: "RUNAROUND SUE"
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 performer: "Sea Cruise" - as Dion
Coupe de Ville 1990 performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1990 1989 TV Special performer: "King Of The New York Streets", "Drive All Night" - uncredited / writer: "King Of The New York Streets" - uncredited
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary performer: "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
Pink Cadillac 1989 performer: "Drive All Night" - as Dion
Road House 1989 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion Di Mucci
Quantum Leap 1989 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rockin' the Night Away 1988 TV Movie performer: "A Teenager in Love", "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
Bates Motel 1987 TV Movie performer: "Where or When" - as Dion
Concrete Angels 1987 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue" - as D. DiMucci
Moonlighting TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Peggy Sue Got Married 1986 performer: "Teenager In Love", "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary performer: "Teenager in Love"
The Flamingo Kid 1984 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
Christine 1983 performer: "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
Style Wars 1983 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Wanderer" - as Dion
Diner 1982 performer: "A Teenager in Love", "I Wonder Why" - as Dion
The Wanderers 1979 performer: "The Wanderer", "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Teenage Cover Girls 1976 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion, uncredited / writer: "Runaround Sue" - uncredited
Rock on with 45 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
That'll Be the Day 1973 performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion, uncredited / writer: "Runaround Sue" - uncredited
The Movie Orgy 1968 Documentary performer: "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Twist Around the Clock 1961 performer: "The Wanderer", "Runaround Sue" - as Dion / writer: "Runaround Sue" - as D. DiMucci
Teenage Millionaire 1961 performer: "Somebody Nobody Wants", "Kissin' Game" - as Dion

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dellaventura 1997-1998 TV Series performer - 11 episodes
Heartland 1989 TV Series composer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Little Help 2010 Dion
Puss Bucket 1991 Ilvos (as Dion)
Ten Girls Ago 1962 TV Movie Tad Martin
Twist Around the Clock 1961 Dion (as Dion)
Teenage Millionaire 1961 Dion - Performer (as Dion)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A.K.A. Doc Pomus 2012 Documentary
EWTN Presents Bookmark 2011 TV Series Himself
Just Laugh! 2010 Documentary Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
The John Larroquette Show 1993 TV Series Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself (as Dion)
New Year's Rockin' Eve 1990 1989 TV Special Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Presenter (as Dion)
Rockin' the Night Away 1988 TV Movie Himself
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary Himself (as Dion)
American Bandstand's 33 1/3 Celebration 1985 TV Special Himself (as Dion)
Good Old Days 1977 TV Movie Himself
Sha Na Na 1977 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1958-1975 TV Series Himself
Cher 1975 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1961-1963 TV Series Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1963 TV Series Himself - Vocalist
Juke Box Jury 1962 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Dick Clark Show 1958-1960 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Host, with Sandy Dell, of an infomercial for TimeLife's "Doo Wop" music collection.
2 Release of his autobiography, "The Wanderer: Dion's Story" by Dion with Davin Seay.
3 During the summer of 1963, in a "Summer Stock" theatrical group, he played the lead role of "Sky Masterson" in "Guys and Dolls" .
4 Three children with Susan: Tane (born 1966), August, and Lark DiMucci.
5 His parents' names were Pasquale and Frances DiMucci.
6 In the fall of 1967 appeared for a week at "Maxim's Third Rail" a local Bronx NYC disco club, to the delight of his fans. On several occasions, that week,he performed a unique version 0f "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", from The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album.
7 He appeared in concert on US Public TV's "Soundstage" in 1975.
8 His worldwide million sellers (1960-1963) include "Lonely Teenager", "Runaround Sue", "The Wanderer", "Lovers Who Wander", "Little Diane", "Love Came To Me", "Ruby Baby", "Donna The Prima Donna", and "Drip Drop".
9 His favorite songs are "Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed, "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, "Be My Baby" by The Ronettes, "Someday Baby" by Bob Dylan, "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton, "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins, "Runaway" by Del Shannon, "Rock And Roll Music" by Chuck Berry, "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard and "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. (Source: BBC Radio 2 "Tracks of My Years").
10 Dion was in the "Folk Rock" scene of the late 1960s and 1970s and recorded a folk rock album for Columbia Records.
11 The Belmonts were on the Winter Dance Party tour in the winter of 1959, the same tour that proved to be the last for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper), when they died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. Dion was touring with them but did not take the plane because he thought the $36 price for the trip was too high. He recently said that the fare was equal to the monthly rent for his family's apartment in The Bronx.
12 Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club" album.
13 Had a #1 hit with "Runaround Sue" (as "Dion").
14 Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989
15 (1957-1960) Sang lead with his group, The Belmonts.


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