Frankie Avalon was born Francis Thomas Avallone on September 18, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and, seven years later, he had risen to become a teen idol for young female teenagers in the 1950s. His most famous song was Venus, recorded on the Chancellor label.  Later in the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre--often starring with Annette Funicello.

Frankie Avalon was born Francis Thomas Avallone on September 18, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and, seven years later, he had risen to become a teen idol for young female teenagers in the 1950s. His most famous song was Venus, recorded on the Chancellor label. Later in the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre--often starring with Annette Funicello.

Frankie Avalon ( best known songs..De De Dinak, Why, Venus, Bobby Socks To Stockings)....He was a looker for sure!

Frankie Avalon ( best known songs..De De Dinak, Why, Venus, Bobby Socks To Stockings)....He was a looker for sure!

Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell - 1961...just saw them in concert together 6/30/13!  Fab!

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Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell - 1961...just saw them in concert together 6/30/13! Fab!

My favorite Frankie Avalon: Just Ask Your Heart, Two Fools, I'll Wait For You, A Boy Without a Girl

My favorite Frankie Avalon: Just Ask Your Heart, Two Fools, I'll Wait For You, A Boy Without a Girl

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