Fred Milano

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Fred Milano
Fred Milano.jpg
Milano (far right) with Dion & The Belmonts - late '50s.
Background information
Born (1939-08-26)August 26, 1939
Died January 1, 2012(2012-01-01) (aged 72)
Associated acts The Belmonts, Dion and the Belmonts

Fred Milano (August 26, 1939 – January 1, 2012) was an American doo-wop singer. Born in the Bronx, New York, he was a member (second tenor) of The Belmonts who became successful in the late 1950s as Dion and the Belmonts,[1] and in the early 1960s.[2][3][4] The Belmonts got their name from the street that Milano lived on, Belmont Avenue.

Life[edit]

He had participated in every one of the Belmonts' recording sessions dating back 54 years.[5] Dion DiMucci said of his death; "I was shocked, obviously, because it was so sudden. It was already in stage four when he found out there was anything wrong with him. It hit hard because a relationship like we had, it’s ingrained in you. We knew each other from our teenage boyhoods; even though we weren’t close and didn’t talk in later years, what we went through together made us like family. He and the Belmonts — they were the very best. Freddie was almost like a genius with vocal harmony. I was humbled to sing with Freddie, Carlo and Angelo."[6]

In 2000, Dion and the Belmonts were inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Milano died on January 1, 2012, from lung cancer in New York, at the age of 72.[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Mohawk Records 
  • "Santa Margherita" / "Teen-Age Clementine" (1957) - The Belmonts
  • "Tag Along" / "We Went Away" (1958) - Dion and the Belmonts
Laurie Records 
  • "I Wonder Why" / "Teen Angel" (1958) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "No One Knows" / "I Cant Go On (Rosalie)" (1958) - ;Dion and the Belmonts
  • "Don't Pity Me" / "Just You" (1958) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "A Teenager in Love" / "Ive Cried Before" (1959) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "A Lover's Prayer" / "Every Little Thing I Do" (1959) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "Where or When" / "That's My Desire" (1960) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "When You Wish upon a Star" / "Wonderful Girl" (1960) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "In the Still of the Night" / "A Funny Feeling" (1960) - ;Dion and the Belmonts
  • "We Belong Together" / "Such A Long Way" (1961) - The Belmonts
  • "Story Teller" / "A Brand New Song" (1975) - The Belmonts
Sabrina/Sabina Records 
  • "Tell Me Why" / "Smoke From Your Cigarette" (1961) - The Belmonts
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" / Searching For A New Love" (1961) - The Belmonts
  • "I Need Someone" / "That American Dance" (1961) - The Belmonts
  • "I Confess" / "Hombre" (1962) - The Belmonts
  • "Come On Little Angel" / "How About Me" (1962) - The Belmonts
  • "Diddle-Dee-Dum" / "Farewell" (1962) - The Belmonts
  • "Ann-Marie" / "Ac-Cent-Tuate-The-Positive" (1962) - The Belmonts
  • "Let's Call It A Day" / "Walk On Boy" (1963) - The Belmonts
  • "More Important Things To Do" / "Walk On Boy" (1963) - The Belmonts
  • "C'mon Everybody" / "Why" (1963) - The Belmonts
  • "Nothing In Return" / "Summertime" (1964) - The Belmonts
United Artists Records 
  • "I Don't Know Why, I Just Do" / "Wintertime" (1965) - The Belmonts
  • "Today My Love Has Gone Away" / "(Then) I Walked Away" (1965) - The Belmonts
  • "To Be With You" / "I Got A Feeling" (1965) - The Belmonts
  • "You're Like A Mystery" / "Come With Me" (1966) - The Belmonts
ABC Records 
  • "My Girl The Month of May" / "Berimbau" (1966) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • "Movin' Man" / "For Bobbie" (1967) - Dion and the Belmonts
Dot Records 
  • "She Only Wants To Do Her Own Thing" / "Reminiscing" (1968) - The Belmonts
  • "Have You Heard-The Worst That Could Happen" / "Answer Me My Love" (1969) - The Belmonts
Strawberry Records 
  • "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" / "Voyager" (1976) - The Belmonts
Miasound Records 
  • "Let’s Put The Fun Back In Rock n Roll" / "Your Mama Ain’t Always Right" (1981) - The Belmonts with Freddy Cannon

Albums[edit]

  • Presenting Dion and the Belmonts (1959)
  • Wish Upon A Star with Dion and the Belmonts (1960)
  • Together Again (1967) - Dion and the Belmonts
  • Summer Love (1969) - The Belmonts
  • Cigars, Acappella, Candy (1972) - The Belmonts
  • Reunion (1973) - Dion and the Belmonts

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiMucci, Dion with Seay, Davin: The Wanderer: Dion's Story. New York: Beech Tree Books 1988. ISBN 0-688-07841-9
  2. ^ a b Doc Rock. "2012 January To June". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  3. ^ Greil Marcus 1990: liner notes for CD Cigars, Acappella, Candy
  4. ^ Rob Finnes 1988, liner notes for CD Carlo and The Belmonts, Ace Records
  5. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed January 2, 2012
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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