Frankie Avalon Appearing on American Bandstand in 1959

Venus
#1 in 1959


Francis Thomas Avallone born September 18, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs "Venus" and "Why?" both went to number one. Frankie Avalon married Kathryn Diebel on January 19, 1963, she was a former beauty pageant winner, still together, the couple has eight children and also 10 grandchildren.
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