Milano, DiMucci and Mastroangelo

Fred Milano passed away on Sunday at the age of 72, just three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Milano is best known for his place in Rock and Roll history as being in the doo-wop band, Dion and the Belmonts. However, Milano had a second career later in life as a Legal Coordinator at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City.

According to Milano’s obituary, he taught a legal research class and assisted inmates with researching their cases. Karen Powell, director of the law libraries said that Milano had lots of energy and you knew when he was in the building “because we’d hear him singing and skipping up the stairs.” Milano was still performing with the Belmonts just weeks ago at casinos and other venues.

Here’s Milano, along with Dion DiMucci and Carlo Mastrangelo on American Bandstand singing A Teenager In Love.