Idolmaker Robert Marcucci Dies
Born in Philadelphia, Marcucci and songwriting partner Peter DeAngelis started Chancellor Records during the late 1950s. Things really took off when Marcucci discovered Avalon at a nightclub in 1957. He and Angelis even co-wrote the hit song that launched Avalon's career – "DeDe Dinah."
"It was the worst song I ever heard in my life," said Marcucci in the 2006 book Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair with 50s Pop Music. "I didn't figure it would ever make it." more on this story
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