Song of the day: Dion- The Wanderer

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In 1961, Ernie Maresca wrote the song The Wanderer. The song is about a man who is travelling and thinking about his (many) loves. Ernie had written with Dion for his earlier number 1 hit, Runaround Sue, but actually thought of giving this song to Nino and the Ebbtides. They wanted another song, so Ernie gave it to Dion as a b-side of The Majestic. The DJ’s flipped the single and played this more, making it a number 2 hit in the US, number 10 in the UK and number 1 in Australia. Enjoy

Dion- The Wanderer

Posted on April 1, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks Chris. This brings back a ton of memories! One of the very few ‘pop’ records my parents had – my brother and I played it to death at top volume. Regards Thom.

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