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Fabian - 100% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Westerns Classic Exploitation Drama Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Pop / Rock Television Vocals
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Johnny Tillotson - 89% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Comedy Musicals & The Arts Doo Wop Easy Listening R&B / Soul Vocals
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Bobby Rydell - 83% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

The Skyliners - 83% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul Vocals
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This white vocal doo-wop quintet comprised members drawn from two Pittsburgh, USA-based groups. Jimmy Beaumont (lead vocals), Wally Lester (tenor) and Jackie Taylor (bass) had sung with the Crescents, while Janet Vogel (10 June 1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 21 February 1980, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) and Joe VerScharen (b. 30 August 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva Read more

Lloyd Price - 76% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Easy Listening Blues Jazz
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9 March 1933, Kenner, Louisiana, USA. Price, who launched his career in the early 50s performing rocking R&B, New Orleans-style, was - like his Crescent City compatriot Fats Domino - made for the rock ‘n’ roll era. He did not have to modify his approach at all to become a rock ‘n’ roll hit-maker in the late 50s. Price formed his own band in New Orlean Read more

Neil Sedaka - 70% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist Sedaka began his songwriting career with lyricist Howard Greenfield in the early 50s. During this high school period, Sedaka dated Carol Klein (later known as Carole King). For a brief period, Sedaka joined the Tokens, then won a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music. In 1958, the pianist joine Read more

Pat Boone - 70% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Easy Listening Drama Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Television Holiday & Seasonal Documentaries Christian & Gospel Spoken Word Vocals Kids & Family Movie Magazines
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Charles Eugene Patrick Boone, 1 June 1934, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Boone sold more records during the late 50s than any other artist except Elvis Presley. From 1955 to date, only six artists (Presley, the Beatles, James Brown, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder) are ranked above him in terms of total singles sales and their relative chart positions. Boone had a Read more

Bobby Vee - 68% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Musicals & The Arts
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Bobby Vinton - 66% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Westerns Comedy R&B / Soul Television
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Stanley Robert Vinton, 16 April 1935, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Born of Polish extraction, Vinton was one of the more enduring boy-next-door pop idols who sprang up in the early 60s. He began as a trumpeter before agreeing to front his high school band as featured vocalist. A tape of one such performance reached Epic Records, who signed him in 1960. Composed by Al Byron Read more

Connie Francis - 60% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Dance Soundtracks
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Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she ch Read more

John Travolta - 59% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Drama Action & Adventure Comedy Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Television Horror Kids & Family Disco War Pop / Rock Soundtracks Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
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18 February 1954, Englewood, New Jersey, USA, of Italian-Irish ancestry. Travolta left school at the age of 16 to become an actor. After working in off-Broadway productions and Hollywood bit-parts, he landed a lead in Welcome Back Cotter, a nationally transmitted television series. Hating to see this exposure go to waste, Midsong Records engaged the handsome young thespian a Read more

Freddy Cannon - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Disco Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts
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Freddy Picariello, 4 December 1940, Lynn, Massachusetts, USA. A frantic and enthusiastic vocalist, known as the ‘last rock ‘n’ roll star’, Cannon was the link between wild rock ‘n’ roll and the softer Philadelphia-based sounds that succeeded it. The son of a dance-band leader, he fronted Freddy Karmon And The Hurricanes and played guitar on sess Read more

Johnny Burnette - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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28 March 1934, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 August 1964, Clear Lake, California, USA. Having attended the same high school as Elvis Presley, Johnny moved into the rockabilly genre by forming a trio with his brother Dorsey Burnette on string bass and schoolfriend Paul Burlison (b. 4 February 1929, Brownsville, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 September 2003, Horn Lake, Mississippi, US Read more

The Flamingos - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Blues Soundtracks Musicals & The Arts
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This R&B vocal group, formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1951, was renowned for producing the tightest and most gorgeous harmonies of the rock ‘n’ roll era. For much of their history they consisted of Zeke Carey (24 January 1933, Bluefield, Virginia, USA), Jake Carey (b. 9 September 1926, Pulaski, Virginia, USA), Paul Wilson (b. 6 January 1935, Chicago, Illin Read more

The Platters - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals Soundtracks Easy Listening
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One of the leading R&B vocal groups of the 50s, they were the first black group to be accepted as a major chart act and, for a short time, were the most successful vocal group in the world. The Platters were formed in Los Angeles in 1953 by entrepreneur/songwriter Buck Ram (21 November 1907, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 1 January 1991). Through his ownership of the Platter Read more

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