Frankie Avalon is one of the biggest teen idols of the era. In 1958 he charted his first Billboard Top 100 hit single record…DE DE DINAH a #7 hit on the Chancellor Records label. Frankie was not just a singer but an Actor and a trumpet player. He was with Rocco & His Saints in 1956, a group that included another future teen idol, Bobby Rydell.
Frankie charted hit after hit through 1958. In 1959 he recorded his classic #1 hit…VENUS. His follow-up record made its chart debut on May 25, 1959 and became his biggest double-sided hit…BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS charted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and its flip-side…A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL climber to #10. A double-sided Top 10 hit…another smash hit for Frankie Avalon…He was far from over…yet to come was his classics…JUST ASK YOUR HEART #7 and his second #1 hit…WHY in 1959.
Frankie would chart 25 Top 100 and Hot 100 hits between 1958 and 1962. He is ranked at #24 in the 1950s by author Joel Whitburn in his book…”Top Pop Singles, 12 Edition” and #152 all-time. Both sides of this classic Frankie Avalon hit single from 1959 are here for you to enjoy…great music, from the, “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.
Till the next time—Joe