Frankie Avalon Lyrics

Lyrics to Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone on September 18, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor, singer, sex symbol, and former teen idol. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon was on U.S. television for his trumpet, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, "Venus" (5 weeks #1) and "Why" went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. "Why" was the last #1 of the 1950s. Avalon had 31 charted Billboard U.S. singles from 1958 to late 1962, including "Just...Read more »