[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fred Milano[/lastfm] was a founding member of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dion & The Belmonts[/lastfm]. In fact, he was STILL touring with The Belmonts until a few weeks ago. Sadly, Fred passed away over the weekend from lung cancer at age 72.
Dion posted the following message to his Facebook page:
“With everyone who loves the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll, I’m mourning the loss of Freddie Milano. Fred played an important role in my younger life. He was a boyhood friend from the Bronx and one of the original members of Dion and the Belmonts. He was very savvy with harmonies. We had our ups and downs through the years but that’s how things go in families, even rock-and-roll families. I will always remain grateful for his contribution in 1958 & 59 – may he rest in peace and rock on in heaven.”
Check out Freddie, Dion and the Belmonts in action.