Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ernie Maresca, R. I. P.

Ernie Maresca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Ernest Peter "Ernie" Maresca (August 21, 1938 – July 8, 2015) was an American singer, songwriter and record company executive, best known for writing or co-writing some of Dion's biggest hits.[1] 

He was born in the Bronx, New York, and began singing and writing in a doo-wop group, the Regents, who later had a hit with "Barbara Ann". His song "No One Knows" came to the attention of Dion DiMucci, who recorded it successfully with the Belmonts on Laurie Records, the record reaching #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart in 1958. Maresca then began songwriting full-time, writing "Runaround Sue" with Dion (that recording artist's only number one hit), and then other big hits with and for him including "The Wanderer," "Lovers Who Wander" and "Donna the Prima Donna".[1]

1 comment:

Jeff Meyerson said...

Major bummer.

We saw Dion on Saturday night. Don't know if he knew about this but he didn't mention it. He did all the songs Maresca wrote or co-wrote fr/with him.