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Vic Dana (b. 1942) is a traditional pop singer, dancer, and actor who became famous during the mid 1960s. He debuted in 1961 with "Little Altar Boy," which was followed by a long string of hits on both the Adult Contemporary and Pop/Rock charts through 1976 that include "Shangri-La" (1964), "Red Roses For A Blue Lady" (1965), and the Bill Anderson-penned "I Love You Drops" (1966). Dana also served as lead singer of The Fleetwoods in the late 1950s solely for live performances when the group's one male member, Gary Troxel, was drafted into the U.S. Navy.

Born Samuel Mendola in Buffalo, New York, Vic Dana had trained as a tap dancer prior to his singing career and at age 11, was discovered by Sammy Davis, Jr. He co-starred with Lang Jeffries, Gene Chandler, and Chubby Checker in the 1962 movie comedy musical, "Don't Knock The Twist." Dana also acted in several TV shows during the late 1960s.


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Vic Dana

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