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The Belmonts Story
 

Angelo D'Aleo, Fred Milano, and Carlo Mastrangelo were all friends from the area around Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. They attended Roosevelt High School and hung out together.  They began singing together and named themselves The Belmonts after  the street  on which Freddy Milano lived. As a trio, they recorded for the Mohawk label in 1957, making their debut with the song "Teenage Clementine," Dion, who lived in the neighborhood, joined the group for the recording “We Went Away”.  It was cut for Mohawk Records under the direction of conductor/arranger Hugo Montenegro.

The group moved to Laurie Records, newly founded by Bob Schwartz (who had been a part-owner of Mohawk), and his brother Gene, and cut their label debut  "I Wonder Why"  which made it to the top of the charts. It was followed by a pair of hits, "No One Knows" and "Don't Pity Me," which also made it to the top of the charts. "A Teenager in Love" made number five, and further hits with "Where or When" and "When You Wish Upon a Star" elevated The Belmonts with Dion as a major worldwide act. Their vocal talent as a singing group was displayed prominently on all the recordings, with their collective musical tastes ranging  from rock ’n roll to jazz, to country, to pop and blues. Of note is one particular performance at the Surf Ball Room in Clearlake, Iowa the night on which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash.   

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Left to Right: Angelo D'Aleo, Warren Gradus and Dan Elliott
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Freddy Cannon and The Belmonts on The Mike Douglas Show
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ON THE BELMONTS INTERNET RADIO

Don K. Reedís Doo Wopp Shop every Sunday night at 7pm EST with an encore presentation on the following Monday at 2pm EST. IT'S THE ORIGINAL DOO WOPP SHOW and still the Greatest!!!

Every Saturday night at 7pm EST itís HARMONY STREET with MIKE MILLER, and after that New Englandís own LITTLE WALTERĎS TIME MACHINE Returns!!! Then MIKE BOLLEAíS JUKEBOX PARTY. And don't forget MIKE BOLLEA REMEMBERS ALAN FREED every Monday night at 9pm EST.

Johnny Z, 7pm EST Friday nights with his great Doo-Wop Acappella done the way you like it !!!

Mickey Boís Rock ní Roll Revue all 50ís and 60ís Rock and Rhythm with that Washington D.C. spin every Friday night at 10pm EST.

"Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay" the radio show starring Joe Terry and Frank Maffei, Danny and The Juniors. Thursday nights 7pm EST.

The Wax Museum with Todd Baptista Wednesday nights 7pm EST.

Pete Dís Soulful Sounds and Street corner Symphonies and Pete Dís Attic every Tuesday night at 7pm EST with an encore presentation on the following Wednesday at 2pm EST.

King Arthur plays Philadelphia's Crown Jewel oldies every Monday night at 7pm EST and every Wednesday night at 8pm EST he plays all your Motown favorites!!!

COOL BOBBY B. Tuesday at 2pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10AM. Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1AM EST 3 hours of COOOOL oldies!!!

Hey! We're on itunes. Now you can download our app for your iphone, ipad etc.!!!

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Free mp3!! The Belmonts, "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle". When you subscribe to thebelmonts.net

All 50's and 60's all the time!!!

 

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The Belmonts Albums
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The Season of Harmony (Acappella Christmas )
Songs written by George David Weiss all done acappella featuring The Annual Animal Christmas Ball.
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Carnival of Hits
This album was released on Sabina Records in 1962. Sabina was a record label that we founded and the recordings were produced by us. Enjoy!
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Dion and The Belmonts Reunion
This album was released on Warner Brothers Records in 1972. Richard Nader does the introduction. Madison Square Garden was electrified that night and we had a great time. Give it a listen. Currently out of stock, but keep checking.
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Cigars Acappella Candy
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The Belmonts Rock'N Roll Traveling Show
The Belmonts Rock'N Roll Traveling Show includes the hit single Let's Put The Fun Back In Rock 'N Roll. Snippets coming soon.
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Presenting Dion and The Belmonts
This is our first album. It was released in 1958 on the Laurie Record label and contains 6 hit singles. The Best of Dion and The Belmonts . Listen and Enjoy!
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Wish Upon A Star
This is our second album. It contains what we think are some of the most beautiful standards of all time. The songs are downloadable from our home page, The Best of Dion and The Belmonts. Enjoy!
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Dion and The Belmonts Together Again
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    1/24/2015 • 7pm
Rock and Roll Is here to Stay
Lehman Center For The Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park West
Bronx, NY
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A Valentine and Doo Wop Spectacular
The St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island, NY10301
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An Oldies Extravaganza
Kupferberg Center For The Arts
Kissena Blvd and Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY
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Rock & Roll Show
Resorts World Casino
110-00 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY11420
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Concert in Arizona
Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino Resort
15406 N Maricopa Rd,
Maricopa, AZ85139
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Concert in Florida (II)
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd
Ft Myers, FL33907
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Concert in Florida
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
1380 Colonial Blvd
Ft Myers, FL33907
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Rock n' Roll Show
The Tarrytown Music Hall
13 Main St
New York, NY10591
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Doo Wop Night!!
Westchester Broadway Theater
1 Broadway Plaza
Elmsford, NY10523
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