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PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo
PASSINGS: Fred Milano, William Polk Carey, Mike Colalillo

Fred MilanoDoo-wop singer with Dion and the BelmontsFred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who joined the vocal group in 1963.Milano lived in Massapequa, on New York's Long Island, and died in a hospital, Gradus said.Milano and his friends Angelo D'Aleo and Carlo Mastrangelo from the Bronx formed the Belmonts in the mid-1950s, borrowing their name from the borough's Belmont Avenue. They became Dion and the Belmonts after lead singer Dion DiMucci joined in 1958.They had a quick succession of hits, including "I Wonder Why," "No...

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