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Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... A teen idol is a famous person who generates attention from large numbers of teenagers. ... The 1950s were the decade that traditionally speaking, spanned the years 1950 through 1959. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs "Venus" and "Why?" both went to number one on Billboard magazine's Hot 100. Indeed, "Why" was the last #1 hit of the 1950s. Trumpeter redirects to here. ... Bobby Rydell (born April 26, 1942) was an American teen idol in the early days of Rock and Roll. ... Number One is used in a variety of meanings: #1, a single by rapper Nelly Number One, a 1969 movie featuring Charlton Heston 1998 saw the release of Number One featuring Heather Burns Number Ones, an album by Michael Jackson Number 1, a song by Goldfrapp Number 1, a song... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1959: See also: 1959 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ...


During the 1960s, Avalon became known for his roles in the beach film genre. Later, he became the U.S. national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Sonic Drive-In is an American fast-food restaurant chain that creates the famous drive-in diner feel of the 1950s, complete with carhops who often wear roller skates. ...


Frankie Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on January 26, 1962. She was a former beauty pageant winner, and Avalon met her while playing cards at a friend's house. He told his friend that Kay was the girl he was going to marry. His agent warned Avalon not to marry as it would spoil his teen idol mystique, but Avalon ignored his advice. Still together, the couple has 8 children--in order of age Frankie Jr., Tony, Dina, Laura, Joseph, Nicolas, Kathryn and Carla. They also have 10 grandchildren. In her autobiography, gossip queen Rona Barrett revealed that Avalon fathered a girl, born in December 1960, by a fan. Barrett was the assistant to Avalon's manager, Robert Marcucci, at the time. Frankie Jr. is a drummer and Tony, the second oldest son, currently plays guitar and teaches at the Paul Green School of Rock; both still tour and perform with their father. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Rona Barrett (born October 8, 1936) is an American gossip columnist and businesswoman. ...


In 1987 Avalon and Annette Funicello returned to the movies, with the aptly titled Back to the Beach. 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Funicello on the Mickey Mouse Club. ... Back to the Beach is a 1987 comedy film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by Lyndall Hobbs. ...


With the fading of his music and acting career, Avalon has turned to marketing and has created Frankie Avalon Products, a successful line of health supplements and cosmetic products.


He regularly guest stars in stage productions of Grease in the role of Teen Angel (a role he played in the film version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John) and Tony n' Tina's Wedding as a characterized version of himself. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actor, singer, and dancer. ... Olivia Newton-John, circa 1988 Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948, Cambridge) is a British-born Australian singer and actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents


Songs

  • "Cupid"
  • "Venus"
  • "Why?"
  • "Dede Dinah"
  • "You Excite Me"
  • "Ginger Bread"
  • "What Little Girl"
  • "I'll Wait You"
  • "Bobby Sox to Stockings"
  • "A Boy Without a Girl"
  • "Two Fools"
  • "Just Ask Your Heart"
  • "Beauty School Dropout"
  • "Swinging On A Rainbow"
  • "Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops"
  • "Where Are You"
  • "Tuxedo Junction"
  • "Don't Let Love Pass Me By"
  • "Togetherness"
  • "The Puppet Song"
  • "A Perfect Love"
  • "All of Everything"
  • "Who Else But You"
  • "True, True Love"
  • "You Are Mine"
  • "A Miracle"

Filmography

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Panic in Year Zero! is a 1962 movie directed by Ray Milland. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... There are arguably two surf movie genres. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Muscle Beach Party is the second of the Beach Party films. It was made in 1964 by American International Pictures and was directed by William Asher. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Television quiz show featuring a bikini-clad female in a studio beach. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A sleepover (also called a slumber party) is a type of party which a guest or guests are invited to anothers house to stay overnight. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Beach Blanket Bingo is a beach movie made in the year 1965. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Ski Party is a B-movie, directed by Alan Rafkin, and released in 1965 by American International Pictures (AIP). Almost all of Ski Party is set on the slopes, and not on the sand, and AIP mainstay Annette Funicello has a tiny role. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... How to stuff a Wild Bikini is a 1965 Beach Party film. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... sounds like a good film http://www. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The site of Skidoo today Skidoo is a ghost town located in Death Valley National Park, California. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Take is a documentary released in 2004 by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Grease (1978) is the name of a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Caseys musical, Grease. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Back to the Beach is a 1987 comedy film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by Lyndall Hobbs. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover from the 2004 DVD release Pee-wees Playhouse Christmas Special is the Christmas television special based on the American Saturday-morning childrens program Pee-wees Playhouse. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The DVD cover to Troop Beverly Hills. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stöned Age (also known as Tacks Chicks) is a 1994 American movie directed by James Melkonian. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Mirage Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Trivia

He was mentioned in the System of a Down song "Old School Hollywood." It is about Daron Malakian's experience in a celebrity baseball game, where he and Frankie Avalon were both ignored. System of a Down (also referred to as System or SOAD) is an alternative metal band from Hollywood (California), formed in 1995. ... Old School Hollywood is a song by System of a Down about Daron Malakians experience at a celebrity baseball game. ... Daron Malakian, CCA 2001 Daron Vartan Malakian is the guitarist in the Armenian-American band System of a Down, comprising vocalist Serj Tankian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan. ...


See also

Philadelphia Portal

Liberty Bell; public domain. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Frankie Avalon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (426 words)
By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints.
Frankie Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on January 26, 1962.
In her autobiography, gossip queen Rona Barrett revealed that Avalon fathered a girl, born in December 1960, by a fan.
Frankie Avalon - Biography - AOL Music (596 words)
Discussing Frankie Avalon's career as a mover and shaker in 1950s rock & roll with anyone who takes their rock & roll even halfway seriously is to court derision.
Avalon was the first of the manufactured teen idols, before Fabian and Bobby Rydell and the myriads of other pretenders to the throne who worked the turf with tight fl pants and red, red sweaters to the fore while Elvis cooled his heels in Germany.
But once he heard Avalon belt out a couple of tunes, Marcucci knew he had found what he was looking for, and a management contract was inked immediately.
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