Talking about Frankie Avalon’s job like a mover and shaker in 1950s rock and roll & move with anyone who calls for their rock and roll & move even halfway seriously would be to courtroom derision. Avalon was the to begin the manufactured teenager idols, before Fabian and Bobby Rydell as well as the myriad of additional pretenders towards the throne who worked well the turf with limited black trousers and red, reddish sweaters towards the fore while Elvis cooled his pumps in Germany. In the past due ’50s and early ’60s, post-Twist and pre-Beatles, these generally untalented fairly boys had been the cardboard no-threat remnants of the post-Elvis age group. But Avalon experienced a genuine musical history to opt for the pretty young man appears, and was no drugstore teenager waiting around to be found out. Given birth to in South Philadelphia in 1939 as Francis Thomas Avallone, he broke into display business as a kid prodigy trumpet participant, sufficient to win skill contests, can get on the Jackie Gleason Display, and make information for RCA Victor’s subsidiary, X Information. But as child years gave method to teendom, Avalon discovered himself playing backup trumpet in an area band known as Rocco & the Saints. When queried by regional impresario Bob Marcucci if there could be some local rock and roll & roll performers who would become sufficient to record a few of his tunes, Frankie recommended he browse the group’s business lead vocalist, blond-haired-and-blue-eyed Andy Martin. Marcucci found the gig, but was unimpressed with Martin, sense that blond-haired performers didn’t have the proper “appearance” for connecting with females. But once he noticed Avalon belt out several tunes, Marcucci understood he had discovered what he wanted, and a administration agreement was inked instantly. It had been another 6 to 8 weeks before Avalon’s 1st solitary, “Cupid,” arrived on Marcucci’s Chancellor label, and it wasn’t until his third launch, “Dede Dinah,” that he previously his 1st Top Ten strike. From there, it had been an unprecedented work of hits, you start with his 1st number 1 in 1959, “Venus,” placing a minimum of six even more records in the very best 40 for the reason that yr alone. Marcucci worked well the method, easing Avalon from rockers into even more “adult,” sap-oriented fare just like a accurate pro, and could produce similar outcomes with the much less talented but additionally very very Fabian. By 1962, Avalon’s four-year domination from the graphs was arriving at a finish, but his profession wasn’t. He teamed up with Annette Funicello and reinvented himself like a clean-cut, pretty-boy surfer inside a wildly effective batch of Seaside Party films that got him with the ’60s in much better form than the majority of his co-workers. The series was big plenty of to create himself and Funicello back again for an upgrade within the ’80s, Back again to the Seaside. Ever the musician, Avalon insisted browse legend (and unique solid member) Dick Dale maintain this revival. Today, Avalon divides his time taken between hawking pain medication on home purchasing networks and showing up in the Golden Guys of Rock’n’Roll oldies present with Bobby Rydell and Fabian, searching good-looking as ever.
Music Songs Venus, Beauty School Drop-Out, Why, Bobby Sox To Stockings, Just Ask Your Heart, A Boy Without a Girl, I'll Wait For You, Dede Dinah, Ginger Bread, Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops, You Are Mine, Swingin' on a Rainbow, Don't Let Love Pass Me By, Who Else but You, The Puppet Song, All of Everything, Two Fools, A Perfect Love, You Excite Me, Don't Stop Now, Trumpet Tarantella, Ballad of the Alamo, Trumpet Sorrento, What Little Girl, If You Don't Think I'm Leaving, Gotta Get a Girl, The Faithful Kind, Every Girl Should Get Married, Summer Scene, Tennessee Babe, The Lonely Bit, Shy Guy
Albums Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon... Live !!!, Young Frankie Avalon, A Whole Lotta Frankie, Love Songs Especially For You, Songs from Muscle Beach Party, Venus [De Lite], The Anthology Album, Venus (Greatest Hits 20 Songs Remastered), Young, For Your Precious Love, The Mega Collection, Anthology - All His Hits, The Young Frankie Avalon / Swingin' On A Rainbow, Big Hit Collection, Swingin' On A Rainbow / The Young Frankie Avalon & Bonus Tracks, The Collection 1957-1962, Lazy Hazy, The A-Z Collection: Frankie Avalon, Pop Nostalgia, Blue Moon, Special Days (Christmas Magic), Rained Out, A Merry Christmas - Christmas To You, Green Leaves of Summer / Here's to the Ladies (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mono Version) [feat. Pete de Angelis and His Orchestra], Just Dance With (Mono Version) [feat. Pete de Angelis and His Orchestra], The Faithful Kind / Gee Whizz Whilikens Golly Gee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Mono Version) [feat. Pete de Angelis et son orchestre], Hit Wonder: Frankie Avalon, Vol. 4, Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 24 (Peter De Angelis Presents Frankie Avalon Fabian, Joe Damiano), Little Bitty Pretty One (Mono Version) [feat. Pete de Angelis and His Orchestra], Christmas Album: Rarity Music Pop, Vol. 271, The Collection 1954-1962, Venus - 50 Original Favourites, Blue Christmas, Teach Me Tonight / Hallelujah I Love (Mono Version) [feat. Pete De Angelis and His Orchestra], The Essential Sound of, Hit Wonder: Frankie Avalon, Vol. 6, The Best of Frankie Avalon, Frankie Avalon Sings, Swinging on a Rainbow, The First Five Albums, Sings Cleopatra, A Boy Without A Girl, The EP Collection, Fever Classics, Secret Love (Shellac Memories), It's Christmas Time, Unforgettable Christmas Songs, The Classic Years, Standards (Mono Version) [feat. Peter De Angelis and His Orchestra], Best Of
Movies Beach Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, Grease, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Back to the Beach, Ski Party, Pajama Party, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Fireball 500, The Alamo, Panic in Year Zero!, Sergeant Deadhead, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, I'll Take Sweden, Skidoo, Guns of the Timberland, Drums of Africa, The Million Eyes of Sumuru, The Haunted House of Horror, Operation Bikini, The Castilian, Sail a Crooked Ship, Blood Song, Alakazam the Great, The Take, A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, Movie Songs Live, The Fabulous '50s, Before Breakfast
TV Shows Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon
Born in South Philadelphia.
Due to the popularity of Grease (1978) and its soundtrack, he considers "Beauty School Dropout" to be his most popular song.
He had the last #1 hit of the 1950s with the ballad,"Why".
He met Michael Wayne's wife, Gretchen Wayne (aka Gretchen Diebel), on the set of the John Wayne film The Alamo (1960), in which he had a part. Four years later he married beauty pageant winner Kathryn Diebel, Gretchen's sister. So he is part of the extended John Wayne family.
Has a house in the San Bernardino Mountains in Southern California.