Vic Dana is a traditional pop singer who became famous in the mid 1960s. In 1961, he debuted with "Little Altar Boy," which was followed by a string of hits on the Pop/Rock and Adult Contemporary charts through 1976. His best known songs include "Shangri-La" (1964), "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (1965), and "I Love You Drops" (1966). Dana also sang with the Fleetwoods in the late 1950s when the group's one male member, Gary Troxell, was drafted into the Navy.
Prior to his singing career, Vic Dana had trained as a tap dancer and at age 11, was discovered by Sammy Davis, Jr. He co-starred with Chubby Checker and Gene Chandler in the 1962 movie, "Don't Knock the Twist." Dana also acted in several TV shows in the late 1960s.
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- Bring A Little Sunshine (To My Heart) 1965
- Crystal Chandelier 1965
- Danger 1963
- Distant Drums 1966
(This song also became a hit for Jim Reeves (1966).)
- Garden In The Rain 1964
- I Love You Drops 1966
- I Will 1962
(This song later also became a hit for Dean Martin (1965).)
- If I Never Knew Your Name 1970
- Little Altar Boy 1961
- Love Is All We Need 1964
(This song was previously a hit for Tommy Edwards (1958) and later also became a hit for Mel Carter (1966).)
- A Million And One 1966
(This song also became a hit for Dean Martin (1966).)
- Moonlight And Roses (Bring Mem'ries Of You) 1965
- More 1963
(This song, which also became a hit for Kai Winding (1963, instrumental version), has been covered by many other artists. "Ti Guardero' Nel Cuore (More)" was the theme song for the 1963 Italian documentary, "Mondo Cane" ("Dog's World").)
- Red Red Wine 1970
(This song was previously a hit for Neil Diamond (1968) and later also became a hit for UB40 (1984, 1988).)
- Red Roses For A Blue Lady 1965
(This song was previously a hit for Vaughn Monroe (1943) and also became a hit in 1965 for both Bert Kaempfert (instrumental version) and Wayne Newton.)
- Shangri-La 1964
(This song was previously a hit for the Four Coins (1957) and Robert Maxwell (1964, instrumental version) and later also became a hit for the Lettermen (1969).)
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