Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958

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Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958 Rare Full Footage

Doo Wop Dion Belmonts 1958

Jay Igaboo
I love the shot at 1:16 of the little Chinese chick grooving along, happy as, with not a care in the world, then she notices the camera on her gives a shy smile and looks away. It was different, less vulgar age. I wonder how life treated her and all the the other young people in this clip?
Thomas De Lello
Dick Clark's Tuesday night TV show advertising "Flavor-IFIC" chewing gum... I remember it well. ( I'm old... as durt...! ) Whop... Whop... WhopWhopWhop...! ( I'm one too...)
Wow, I'm a teenager again, if only for a few minutes.
Oscar Robinson
Man, I was 9 years-old when I first heard this on the radio. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
WOW! This is when the majority of us finished high school, or dropped out, got a job, got married , had kids, and all at an early age. When music, clothing, cars, and design were at its best. We were a modest, not too smart lot back then. We sure had a lot of growing up to do, and for the better. One thing we were really good at back then, that I miss today, was keeping up appearances! The clothes people wear, and tattoos I see today are just awful.
peter .farias
1958....."I Wonder Why" Dont' know why I love you like I do Don't know why I do Don't know why I love you Don't know why I care I just want your love to share I wonder why I love you like I do Is it because I think you love me too I wonder why I love you like I do Like I do I told my friends That we would never part They often said That you would break my heart I wonder why they think that we will part We will part When you're with me I'm sure you're always true When I'm away I wonder what you do I wonder why I'm sure you're always true Always true Don't know why I do
Mary Rawson
I love the way the men look smart, and looked like men.  My friends and I wouldn't go out with a chap unless he wore a suit!!! those days have long gone.
charlesthomas cybulski
0:24 that slide out tho lol
brad Kennett
The Best of times.. Remember the Saturday night Drive in, how about the Record Hop? Never forget the back seat of my 57 Chevy
Robert Reynolds
Classic Rock & Roll, It does not get any better than this
I feel like I'm there when I watch this and it even made my heart race !
At least to me no song defines that era better than this one.
Michael White
It's so entertaining to read all of the crap generated by people who weren't even alive in 1955. It's true...hindsight really does come out of people's rear ends.
Lady Suzette
Good ol' Dion!  I've loved him since the first time I heard "Run Around Sue" which has *always* been my favorite!  I wonder why?  Sue
Kev EighteenSixFive
My Lord....dear Lord.  Look closely at this video.  Look at the audience. Look at the group (in this case, the famous Belmonts).  But regardless, the kids. Girls wearing dresses, little necklaces with simple charms on them, maybe a hair ribbon.  Guys wearing slacks, sports coats with dress shirts, and (gasp) a tie....just standard fare when going to a public venue for any kind of event.  No tattoos up the neck or faces riddled with piercings.  No...NO, what is considered "acceptable" these days is NOT "just a different generation"....something is wrong...something is Very wrong. I weep for this country.
Everybody focuses (with good reason) on how much better music was back then, but lets not forget them dance moves :D
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luis grant
Rest in Peace Carlo and Angelo you will be sorely missed.
Joakim H
Anyone have a time machine left over somewhere?
Malaquias Alfaro
I don't know what I like about Dion so much but he just has that swagger and confidence that's really captivating.
Cyrus Budd
Insanely cool stuff...
Jack Schitz
If I had a time machine, I'd go back there and buy a new 1958 Plymouth Fury (a red one with the 350 V8 and dual carbs) then I'd find a decent girl, play this song and drive away forever.
Thomas LaMar
I miss the fifties, it was the best.
Fred Ward
poor guy "singing"  bass   DA DA DA DA DADADADA DUN DUND  DUN DADADADA over  and over and over...
Wow! They carry themselves like true gentlemen. Look at our music performers today in how trashy they carry themselves; what a shame. I wish I could go back in time. I thought I would never say this but I am a little jealous of my Grandpa.
R.I.P. Carlo Mastrangelo (October 5, 1938 - April 4, 2016) ~ He sang the great opening to this song. R.I.P. Fred Milano, second tenor (August 22, 1939 – January 1, 2012).
amani mango
A Bronx tale brought me here
person Peterson
usually people who listen to this are usually older golks, but im not old, this is from 1954 and im crom 2003, id rather listen to this then ariana grande or justin bieber .
Dion was sooooooooo freakin' cute.  Never saw this clip.  Which show was this from?  Love their shoes, suits and ties....They made a wonderful impression. One of my favorite groups...all the guys were singing on the corners and in train stations to sound like all these Doo-Wap groups...What a great era!!
Andy C
Far superior harmonies than the Beach Boys.
Colum Rogers
Doo Wop night it is then!
Earl Dwire
At the end when theyre all walking backwards, Angelo (on the right) looks like he's the only one who is really into it. This was one of their first gigs. What a great group, imo.
Maximillien Pegasus
everything after the 50s were a mistake
Nate Peace
Style, talent and class........Brilliant!! This music was out before my mum and dad were even born (only by a couple years though) and yet its still amazing. Great music never dies!!
bruce werner
Some serious music from back in my day---love these guys and their songs.
Robert Last
For those us who remember the early rock&roll days what an era never to be repeated.
Douglas Fulmer
He was 19 when he recorded this. It blows my mind.
Teenagers dressed up for even casual occasions back then.   ;-)
So is every girl in the audience chewing gum or whatever or is it just me
My 05 Impala will randomly start playing this. I think my car is possessed.
That girl at :55 should have drank another Coke before the show.
Jojo Rock'allNations
wow. italian boys hey,, goo doo wop.
Hal Bennett
Maybe my favorite thing he ever did.  I like the harmony above the base, the way the thing moves along and never lets up.  Aren't those what we used to call "white bucks"?
David Legler
How did this great song only reach #22?
richard none
the audience sucks but Dion and Belmont's are great Richard in the tropics
Ronald Treloar
that smile tho
c fedyszyn
So cool. That's about what we looked liked then. What a great group. What a great time to be alive. I remember spending my days catching bees on dandelions in a jar, then letting them go. There were lots of bees then. We could run around the neighborhood. Play hard outside all day long. We had very little money nor many things. Rarely anything new. It was great.
Angus Lamont
Look at everyone's gobs going eating gum lol
I'm feeling ANCIENT...I remember this when it was NEW !
Brian Powers
Thanks Dad for introducing the 50's music to me, he is 79 yrs old now and I bless him for the music he grew up with and passed it to me and my for brothers....:)
John Smith
Anyone noticed that there aren't many fat teens in the audience?....I loved those days....men were men and women were women...
This music is both wonderful and timeless. To this day it can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you're 10 years old or 90 years old.
Robert Last
The golden era of Rock'n'roll. Can never,ever be repeated.
Dani McD
I loved dion way before some dumb video game..
Susan DA
i had no idea there was a performance that went with the singing - this is great.
Robert Phillifent
One of the best white  doo wop groups of the 1950s. I think they are much under rated!
Oscar Robinson
Classic do-wop from one of the best!!!
I remember this song - it got me into trouble !!!! Between my 7th. to 8th grade, about '57-'58, from elementary school to junior high I spent much of the summer,every Friday night, learnig how to dance on the front porch of a neighbor's home. The girl across the street taught me us how to dance. It was fun.... I was really prepared at the first "sock hop' in junior high. It was called a sock hop because we had to take off our shoes before entering the gym. I was dancing the newest step when a teacher, Mr. Pitts, grabbed me on the shoulder and said: "BOY - YOUR OTTA HERE !!!!!' He kicked me out of the gym, accusing me of doing the "Dirty Bop". That is when you move your feet and body at the same time - it was later called the "Twist" and became popular. Well, I received a lot of attention and over a dozen class mates followed me out of the gym wanting to learn this new dance. Looking back, it was an age of innocence and simplicity, which may never return.
Lets put the top down and hit the drive in for some root beer and a burger
Israel Centre
So Cool!!! I'm a sixties generation and remember listening to these songs way back when - will probably listen to them forever more
Izaih Hermosillo
love oldies but goodies
I wish this was still popular today
Montgomery Denzer
Too Cool for School
Da Bronx !!!
Them good old Bronx, NY boys! Was in their old neighborhood of Belmont Ave. just the other day and always think about them when there!
Always get a kick out of watching a bunch of wops singing "wop wop wop".  Dion & the Belmont's music still stands up, great to see it again.
Steven Ford
Cool.This is what i call music.
Hx-Flix & Blog
This was just a little before I hit the set (hanging out) but it was still playing on the air-waves, 1010 WINS. where they played "the Goldies", as the Oldies were called then.
oh damn. no fair. why do we get stuck with JUSTIN WHATS HIS FACE bah.
Robby Bonter
If this isn't the best doo wop performance of the best doo wop song, I will eat my 10-gallon hat.
Grant Freeman
Having been born in 1990 it is hard to listen to this music with people my age. What a beautiful time this must have been. America seemed so right then and was expressed in the music. Thank you
Doowop at it's best!!
I'm 16 and I listen to anything from the 40s-70s and I think it's a trait more millennials like me should have. I don't think enough people appreciate this, and I idolize dion not just as a musician but as a person as well. I can say with full confidence that culture and music back then is as real as it gets! If they ever develop time machines... All I can say is know where I'm going.
I think Dion DiMucci most have owned the world in 1958.
Billy Angus
While N'Sync, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block were all wearing diapers, we had the original boy bands that made rock-n-roll the REAL rock-n-roll that made the girls go wild, such as The Del-Vikings and of course Dion & The Belmonts.
Ace Greaser
Dion is still alive !
Joe Yosso
As good as it gets. I grew up with this music. Thanks for posting it.
The audience are straight out of Pleasantville,
ahh christine, My dream car. Sod the lambo's etc I'd take a 57 plymouth fury over any car.
Amy Kruger
*My dad and I used to listen to this together while driving to the cabin!!* *Best times of my life :)*
Jeremy Soule
Jesus, that just made me so happy.
W Parker
Wish they still made big band and doo wop
This style of music needs to make a comeback....
Those Italians were good doing doo wop, great times.
User 428b26489
This music is so good it gives me chills
emma lane
I'm so thankful I grew up in the era...thank you Lord!
I was born in 1952 and grew up listening to all this great music.
Erik Vereb
I wish rock n roll was still like this now a days ! !
Fire up the '58 Plymouth, turn the radio on, and cruise!
Robert Reynolds
I want to dress like that again, In 1964 I was in a R&R Band we wore red V neck sweaters and tight black Levis with Beatle Boots, played this music. What time is was.
The Crow
Right from the beginning I loved the Dion. I got to see him in 1961 in an amusement park in Mass.
Patrick Kay
what kind of miserable un American jerk would unlike this..
Jerenda Burns
I would be the happiest girl to be there love this song boys then knew how to treat a girl really good and was nice their voice was great
Isaiah Estrada
I find this more appealing than that Beyonce shit tbh
thomas ridner
love the shots of the young women in the crowd--a huge moment for each of them; and if  you don't love Dion and the Belmonts, get off my sand dune......
shelly sitzer
Still cool after all these years!
blah blah
i heard this song from the movie A Bronx Tale and i fell in love with it and now im in love with Dion DiMucci
R.E. Lopez
If Kennedy would have lived and dismantled the Federal Reserve we would be living in such great times. Love this song!