Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

American vocalist of Italian descent, successful in music, film and TV business of the 1950s and 1960s. Born September 18, 1940, Philadelphia, PA., of Italian-Americans Mary Loretta and Nicholas J. Avallone. In 1959 he scored two #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “Venus” and “Why”. Because of his youth, he was one of the first to be classified as a “Teen Idol”. He had 31 charted U.S. Billboard ...more


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