Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music by [?], download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Steve Alaimo

View in iTunes

To preview a song, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to buy and download music.


Steve Alaimo recorded several albums in the early '60s, but is best remembered for hosting and co-producing Dick Clark's Where the Action Is TV show later that decade. A native of Rochester, NY, Alaimo was studying at the University of Miami when he formed the Redcoats, who scored a local hit with "I Want You to Love Me." He signed to the Checker label as a solo act early in the '60s and released two unsuccessful albums, Twist with Steve Alaimo and Mashed Potatoes. Alaimo had grazed the Top 100 in March 1962 with the title track to the latter album, but gained his greatest chart success the following year, when "Everyday I Have to Cry Some" peaked at number 46. He recorded seven more charting singles and several albums, but moved into production by the mid-'60s; he recorded acts such as Sam & Dave and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes at TK Records, the label he co-owned with Henry Stone. By the 1970s, TK moved from soul/R&B into disco, recording KC & the Sunshine Band and the first 12" with gold-selling distinction, Peter Brown's 1977 single "Do You Wanna Get Funky with Me." In 1987, Steve Alaimo founded the Vision label with Ron and Howard Albert to record Stephen Stills, Jimmy Cliff, and Inner Circle, among others. He also appeared in several adventure films in the early '70s, including Wild Rebels (1971), Alligator Alley (1972), and Stanley (1972). ~ John Bush

Top Songs


06 December 1940 in Rochester, NY

Years Active: