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.

Singer/actor Frankie Avalon, perhaps best known for the "Beach" movies of the was born Sept.

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

Actor / Singer Frankie Avalon - songs include "Just Ask Your Heart"."A Boy Without a Girl" - films include - The Beach Movies with Annette Funicello

THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY:April 26, 1963:  Teen idol Frankie Avalon agrees to star in Beach Party in the first of what would become known as the beach movies along with former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello.

Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon - favorite movie couple in my teen years

John Wayne, Laurence Harvey and Frankie Avalon (1960)

John Wayne, Laurence Harvey and Frankie Avalon (1960)

ZestyBlog - Frankie Avalon

ZestyBlog - Frankie Avalon

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