Well, this was a few years after those Perry Como hits.
But it started in the late 50s and early 60s in the basement of an apartment building at 2308 Crotona Ave in the Bronx.
The superintendent of that building turned space near the boiler room it into a living room with couches and chairs. Then one night about 30 guys and girls got together for the birthday party of a friend.
That building is where Dion DiMucci sang while others danced. It's not just us old guys that enjoyed it. Even todays much younger people enjoy it too
Definitely not doo-wop but a great entertainer and song writer passed away on August 20th. Tom T. Hall had many hits on the country charts as well as cross-overs to the pop charts. He was the writer of Jeannie C. Reilly's "Harper Valley PTA." Thanks Tom for the music and the memories. Rest In Peace Sir.
Sad to report that we lost another well known in the 50's-60's music era. Don Everly of the "Everly Brothers" passed away on August 21, 2021. His brother, Phil, had passed way on January 3, 2014. Rest In Peace gentleman and thanks for the memories.