Dion  DiMucci , is a singer ,songwriter whose work has incorporated elements of doo-wop, oldies music, rock, R&b Blues, and folk. He was one of the most popular American rock and roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era. He had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 60s. He is best remembered for the 1961 single Runaround Sue.

Dion's popularity waned in the mid-1960s, perhaps due to the public's changing taste in music, and perhaps in part due to personal difficulties he had during this period.  He became popular again in the late 1960s and into the mid-1970s, and he has continued making music ever since. Critics who had dismissed his early work, pegging him as merely a teen idol, later praised his later work, and noted the influence he has had on other musicians. Dion was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.