Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon

Real Name:
Francis Thomas Avallone
Profile:
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 singles from 1958 to late 1962, including “Just Ask Your Heart” (#7), “I’ll Wait For You” (#15), “Bobby Sox To Stockings” (#8), and “A Boy Without A Girl” (#10). Most of his hits were written and produced by Robert P. Marcucci, head of Chancellor Records. With other Teen Idols (including Paul Anka, Fabian (6), Ricky Nelson (2) and Bobby Rydell) he performed on TV music shows such as Dick Clark (2)’s “American Bandstand”, and on stage revues.
With Annette Funicello he starred in a number of “beach party” comedy films during the mid-1960s. Later he performed in other films in more romantic roles, as well as straight dramatic parts in the John Wayne historical western film “The Alamo”, or the 1961 science-fiction story “Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea” with Barbara Eden. Avalon also often appeared as himself in nearly two dozens of TV episodes, including ABC’s “The Bing Crosby Show” and “The Patty Duke Show”. Later he became a national television spokesperson for Sonic Drive-In. In 1965 he appeared in the Combat! episode “Brother, Brother” as a childhood friend of Pfc. Kirby, played by Jack Hogan. In the 1978 film “Grease” he performed “Beauty School Dropout” as a character called Teen Angel.
Following an appearance on “American Bandstand” anniversary broadcast, Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell went on several long running tours of the US in the 1980s and 1990s, performing their old hits and medleys of other songs.
Married to Kathryn Diebel since January 19, 1963, they have 8 children and 10 grandchildren. Sons Frankie Jr. (drummer) and Tony (guitarist) play on tour with Avalon.
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Frankie Avalon Discography

Albums

CHL 5001 Frankie Avalon Frankie Avalon (Album) Chancellor CHL 5001 US 1958 Sell This Version
V-1627 Frankie Avalon The Young Frankie Avalon (Album) Chancellor V-1627 Canada 1959 Sell This Version
CHLX 5004 Frankie Avalon Swingin' On A Rainbow Chancellor CHLX 5004 US 1959 Sell This Version
CHL 5009 Fabian (6), Frankie Avalon Fabian (6), Frankie Avalon - The Hit Makers Chancellor CHL 5009 US 1960 Sell This Version
CHLS-5011 Frankie Avalon Summer Scene (Album) Chancellor CHLS-5011 US 1960 Sell This Version
CHL-5022 Frankie Avalon ..And Now About Mr. Avalon (Album) Chancellor, Bluebell Record CHL-5022 US 1961 Sell This Version
UAL 3371 Frankie Avalon Muscle Beach Party And Other Motion Picture Songs (Album, Comp) United Artists Records UAL 3371 US 1962 Sell This Version
CHL-5027 Frankie Avalon You Are Mine (Album) Chancellor CHL-5027 US 1962 Sell This Version
HO 204-01 Frankie Avalon En Italia(7", MiniAlbum, Mono, Gat) Chancellor HO 204-01 Spain 1962 Sell This Version
MD 1034 Frankie Avalon I Want You Near Me Metromedia Records MD 1034 US 1970 Sell This Version
DEP-2020, DEP 2020 Frankie Avalon Venus (Album) De-Lite Records DEP-2020, DEP 2020 US 1976 Sell This Version
DE-52027, DSR-9504 Frankie Avalon You're My Life(LP, Album) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DE-52027, DSR-9504 US 1977 Sell This Version
CHA121 Frankie Avalon Bobby Sox To Stockings(LP) ACE CHA121 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CHL-5025 Frankie Avalon Italiano (Album) Hallmark Music & Entertainment CHL-5025 US 1962 Sell This Version
CHL 5001 Frankie Avalon Frankie Avalon(LP, Album, Uno) Chancellor CHL 5001 Unknown Sell This Version
CHL 5001 Fabian (6), Frankie Avalon, Joe Damiano, The Peter De Angelis Orchestra & Chorus Fabian (6), Frankie Avalon, Joe Damiano, The Peter De Angelis Orchestra & Chorus - Frankie Avalon (Venus) - Fabian (Tiger) - Joe Damiano (Forever)(LP, Mono) Chancellor CHL 5001 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CHL-5031 (CHLS-5031) Frankie Avalon Frankie Avalon's Christmas Album(LP, Album) Chancellor CHL-5031 (CHLS-5031) US Unknown Sell This Version
CHL-69801 Frankie Avalon Young And In Love(LP, Album) Chancellor CHL-69801 US Unknown Sell This Version
SUS-5244 Frankie Avalon Frankie Avalon(LP, Album) Sunset Records SUS-5244 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

x-0026 Frankie Avalon Trumpet Tarantella /Dormi, Dormi(10", Single, Mono, Promo) "X" x-0026 US 1954 Sell This Version
C-1004 Frankie Avalon With Rocco And His Saints* Frankie Avalon With Rocco And His Saints* - Cupid(7") Chancellor C-1004 US 1957 Sell This Version
C-1026 Frankie Avalon What Little Girl / I'll Wait For You Chancellor C-1026 US 1958 Sell This Version
8208 Frankie Avalon With Peter De Angelis Orchestra* Frankie Avalon With Peter De Angelis Orchestra* - DeDe Dinah (Single) Chancellor 8208 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
1021 Frankie Avalon Ginger Bread (Single) Chancellor, Chancellor 1021 US 1958 Sell This Version
C-1016 Frankie Avalon You Excite Me (Single) Chancellor C-1016 US 1958 Sell This Version

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