Graeme Thomson

Meet Dion, one of the last living links to the earliest days of rock ’n’ roll

Doo-wop’s elder statesman on Buddy Holly, Dylan and King David

A rough-around-the-edges Italian from the Bronx, Dion (pictured here in 1960) headed the first wave of smart-assed tough-talking urban singers (RB/Redferns)

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