After success in the early '60s, and after kicking a heroin habit that he'd nurtured since the '50s (ahead of the curve, even then), Dion had one more hit in 1968 with "Abraham, Martin and John" (here's a great clip of him performing it on the Smothers Brothers' show). Dion never really had much further success in the singles market, but he stuck around—becoming a born again Christian in the late '70s (he's since reverted to the Catholicism he grew up with)—and lent his amazing voice to a long string of records. My favorite might be 2000's Déjà Nu, which sees him revisiting the old-fashioned recording techniques he used to make his early hits. Here's an a capella cover of a Bruce Springsteen song from that record:
Dion - "If I Should Fall Behind"
This is all to say that you should listen to more Dion. He's done doo-wop, folk, country, rock, blues, and more, and he's done it all well. Now he spends much of his time as a prison minister, helping incarcerated men over their drug addictions. The man's just amazing, probably the only person in the world I could actually listen to sing the proverbial phonebook. Listen to his records. But don't watch A Little Help.
End Hits: "There's Flo on my left, there's Mary on my right..." Wait. Was Dion in the Supremes?
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