b. 26 August 1942, Buffalo, New York, USA. As a young boy, Dana trained as a dancer, and at the age of 11 was spotted, performing in Buffalo, by Sammy Davis Jnr. Influenced by Davis, the Dana family moved to California, where young Dana worked on his dancing and also studied singing. In 1960, he toured as a solo act, appearing on the same bill as the Fleetwoods, and then signed for the same record company, Dolton. In the early 60s he had some success with GÇÿLittle Altar BoyGÇÖ, GÇÿI WillGÇÖ and GÇÿMoreGÇÖ, before making the US Top 30 with GÇÿShangri-LaGÇÖ in 1964. The Top 10 hit GÇÿRed Roses For A Blue LadyGÇÖ followed in 1965, and GÇÿI Love You DropsGÇÖ in 1966. He also had a Top 20 album with Red Roses For A Blue Lady. In 1970 he switched to Liberty Records for GÇÿIf I Never Knew Your NameGÇÖ and GÇÿRed Red WineGÇÖ.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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