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Happy Birthday Dion. As my little 2 week tribute comes to a near close, it is understood I only looked at the earlier years. At some point, I'll do a little bit with the Warner Brother years which was also departure for him.
For this release, it looks like Columbia was giving Dion one more chance with this Promo Picture Sleeve to promote. It did no good- however I rarely see stock copies so it was not really in stores.
Columbia must have freaked as Dion started to move away from the slick pop sounds. I'm your Hoochie Coochie Man #113 (previous upload with Picture sleeve September 5, 2010) and this one (#71) were his last chart hits for Columbia. This was not Columbia had bargained for (lucky for us)
Dion continued his hit streak with Columbia and they saw fit to issue his 2nd 45 also as a promo red vinyl 45 (#21). His 3rd release hit (#31) and Columbia issued it on a promo blue vinyl. I've seen references of it on Red but I doubt it.
Dion was in prime time- Columbia was moving into the Rock N Roll market and were banking on Dion, although they could not make up their mind if they wanted a rocker or a crooner. Luckily, Dion had ideas of his own. Right off the bat he hit a homer with this #2 smash. Do you like all the variations in my collection. There is reference to a compact 33 version. Does it exist??????
Laurie continued to bank on Dion until his Columbia output dried up (Lonely World #101, Shout #108). Several more 45's on Laurie stiffed. Dion returned to Laurie in the late 60's for his last top 10 hit (Abraham Martin and John) and a few more minor hits (Purple Haze and Both Sides Now)