SONG OF THE DAY–FRANKIE AVALON–“BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS” / “A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL”

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”.

Bobby Sox To Stockings

A Boy Without A Girl

Till the next time—Joe

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