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Dion Bounces Back

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, August 1976

MIAMI, FLA. – "Frankie Valii turned my head around. I was in Westbury (Conn.), where he was playing, and he said, 'Watch, this.' He introduced me and the whole crowd stood up!" Dion DiMucci tells the story. "There was something about how the people responded that night. They gave me something...I felt I gotta get out and record a good album for these people, I want to give them good music, record it well, and execute it well."

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