Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958

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Dion & The Belmonts I Wonder Why 1958 Rare Full Footage

Nick Tester
I wish music nowadays could be more like this
Oscar Robinson
Man, I was 9 years-old when I first heard this on the radio. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
charlesthomas cybulski
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.
Wow, I'm a teenager again, if only for a few minutes.
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?
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....:)
Jo Shmo
I love it when the camera pan to the audience...I like to see how they look like and style back then...
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.
I'm feeling ANCIENT...I remember this when it was NEW !
p weaver
This music is so good it gives me chills
I wish this was still popular today
Rip : Carlo Mastrangelo (5 October 1938 – April 4 2016)
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...)
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.
Dynamitekid 100
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.
I feel like I'm there when I watch this and it even made my heart race !
Everybody focuses (with good reason) on how much better music was back then, but lets not forget them dance moves :D
So is every girl in the audience chewing gum or whatever or is it just me
At least to me no song defines that era better than this one.
Joakim H
Anyone have a time machine left over somewhere?
0:24 that slide out tho lol
Cyrus Budd
Insanely cool stuff...
Checkered Flag Tire Balance Beads
Way before my time but....Love this old music..
Thomas LaMar
I miss the fifties, it was the best.
This is the epitome of Doo Wop harmonizing......Pure Classic.
1958! I'm afraid to blink. I'm 63. I guess it did go by like a flash. I am so glad I was there.
This kind of singing talent does not exist today.
I think Dion DiMucci most have owned the world in 1958.
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.
Doowop at it's best!!
Joe Yosso
As good as it gets. I grew up with this music. Thanks for posting it.
R.E. Lopez
If Kennedy would have lived and dismantled the Federal Reserve we would be living in such great times. Love this song!
Robert Reynolds
Classic Rock & Roll, It does not get any better than this
Robert Last
For those us who remember the early rock&roll days what an era never to be repeated.
robert schwam
MAY CARLO MASTRANGELO OF "THE BELMONTS" REST IN PEACE. HE PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 4, 2016. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this very sad time. Carlo Mastrangelo (October 5, 1938 - April 4, 2016) was an American doo-wop and progressive rock singer. Born and raised in the Bronx. He was an original member of The Belmonts (with or without Dion DiMucci), a popular singing group of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He also led the progressive rock/jazz ensemble, "Pulse", during the 1970s
Jeremy Soule
Jesus, that just made me so happy.
amani mango
A Bronx tale brought me here
Frank Mascola
from Bemont Ave, Bronx, NY it doesn't get any better then this. today's music can not hold a candle to our erra
Douglas Fulmer
He was 19 when he recorded this. It blows my mind.
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
Steven Ford
Cool.This is what i call music.
Patrick Kay
what kind of miserable un American jerk would unlike this..
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.
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!!
Maurice H Bank
One of the all time groups and doo-wop songs!
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 .
Tango Bango
Dion is one of the greats from this era of Do Wop! He has been so underrated it's criminal. But, he's kicked the drugs & is still out there singing at 77 I believe!
Paola Marie Fuchs Stitelmann
Love this era -
I remember the spearmint gum it was FLAVOR IFIC!
I was born in 1952 and grew up listening to all this great music.
Gerry Nightingale
This is the very definition of "Doo-Wop" harmonies!  (unfortunately, I'm old enough to remember when this was 'new' even though I was kid listening to it on "WCHB" and "WKNR" in Detroit..."I Wonder Why" was a monster hit that got airplay for a year!) Of all the "Bobbys" and "Richies" of the Fifties..."Dion" and "Darrin" were two that had successful careers post-Beatles in the Sixties, usually charting in the "Top Ten" when others could not even get a booking, never mind a 'Hit'. ******' The funny thing? This song still holds up after more than 55 years!
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
Rice ItryFeedZ
It feel good to listen to back in day Music
love oldies but goodies
Виктория Маринова
Now this is real music
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
Will Psomiades
I could watch this video everyday love it
The epitome of 1958 cool !!
Robert Dunham
Dion...1 lucky guy...Feb. 3rd...1959
ahh christine, My dream car. Sod the lambo's etc I'd take a 57 plymouth fury over any car.
Jojo Rock'allNations
wow. italian boys hey,, goo doo wop.
Keith Albachten
What a great video. Dion and the Belmonts were outstanding. They created the term we now know as "doo wop"
I just time traveled to the good old 50's...
Absolutely Classic Doo Wop..just amazing.. only Frankie Valli and the Beach boys can compare for harmony excellence
How great is this!!!   It is what You Tube does best...gives us access to over 60 years of recorded music.  Thanks to those who have posted these performances. To be able to see video of Dion and the Belmonts from 1958 is fantastic!
Nickygino 1964
Rest in Peace Carlo Mastrangelo and Fred Milano, both loved and will be sorely missed. Thank you for all the great music and memories. The best from the Bronx, NYC. Then, now and always. God must have some singing group up there!....................
one of my favorite songs
Cat Rodriguez
Omg the way he said I wonder why so beautiful I love this and I'm only 12 I love all the old music
Wayne Garrison
I have that 45.... along with 1654 others... Have a 1960 Wurlitzer Jukebox
Right from the beginning I loved the Dion. I got to see him in 1961 in an amusement park in Mass.
shelly sitzer
Still cool after all these years!
Ronald Herrera
Da da da da ra da ra da .... 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 .. 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 .......   Da da da da da  ...
Marla Hlavac
I LUV DION AND THE Belmonts They where only a few streets from my home in the Bronx ..... i'm still only a few stops away from Little Italy of the bus ...
Orginized Mind Family
I listen to this loud in my car like Christine 2017-2018
Those Italians were good doing doo wop, great times.
luis grant
Rest in Peace Carlo and Angelo you will be sorely missed.
Tony Dodd
where are you all NOW lovely times never to be forgotten
Man that was the sound of my early youth,when music changed FOREVAH!
Sophia Victoria
Lol, The girl at 0:55 looked bored out of her mind. I would've killed to be in that audience. :(
Ryan West
RIP Carlo Mastrangelo 1937-2016 RIP Fred Milano 1939-2012
Forrest Ranger
Gus Gossert  is all smiles in heaven:-)..........RIP Gus, you showed the many how great it used to be!!
ron kennington
ON THE 1 - 10 SCALE A TEN 10
BadFellas 01
Their stage routine, holy shit artists today falter in comparison.
Susan DA
i had no idea there was a performance that went with the singing - this is great.
Lorraine worthington
the old song are the best
Robert Phillifent
One of the best white  doo wop groups of the 1950s. I think they are much under rated!
Amy Kruger
*My dad and I used to listen to this together while driving to the cabin!!* *Best times of my life :)*
Lucia Braithwaite
The best !!!
louis young
Love these guys!
This era is my style + the 60's - 80's
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.
joe panzarino
RIP Carlo your rapid fire bass delivery & energy will be missed.
Glaucia Bernardp
this sounds so good to my ears
sacha obregon
Thanks for giving the Singer, Song title, AND the date recorded. Most don't give the date. Hate searching for the date after I like a song. THANKS again for taking the time to post all the information.
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.
W Parker
Wish they still made big band and doo wop
sacha obregon
Laney Kocanda
0:37 omfg I think my heart melted