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Ray Peterson - 100% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock
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23 April 1939, Denton, Texas, USA, d. 25 January 2005, Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Peterson entertained other patients with his singing during lengthy treatment for polio in the Texas Warm Springs Foundation Hospital. On discharge, he performed in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles where he was spotted by manager Stan Shulman who procured an RCA - Victor Records recording Read more

Bobby Rydell

Bobby Rydell - 95% 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

Pat Boone

Pat Boone - 92% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Sci-Fi / Fantasy Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Drama Comedy Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Children's Music Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Westerns 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

The Crests - 85% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Doo Wop R&B / Soul
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Formed in New York City, USA, in 1956, the Crests soon became one of the most successful of the ‘integrated’ doo-wop groups of the period, after being discovered by Al Browne. Headed by the lead tenor of Johnny Mastro (Johnny Mastrangelo, 7 May 1930, USA), the rest of the band comprised Harold Torres, Talmadge Gough, J.T. Carter and Patricia Van Dross. By 1957 they Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 81% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Comedy
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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 Vee - 78% 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

Sha Na Na - 78% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal
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Spearheading the US rock ‘n’ roll revivalism that began in the late 60s, Sha Na Na evolved from the Columbia University vocal group the Columbia Kingsmen, formed by brothers George and Robert Leonard. Taking their new name from a line in the Silhouettes hit song ‘Get A Job’, the group’s repertoire was derived exclusively from the 50s, with a choreograph Read more

The Diamonds - 69% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Dance Music Videos & Concerts
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Jimmy Clanton - 66% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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2 September 1940, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Pop vocalist Clanton celebrated his 18th birthday with his co-written debut hit, the R&B ballad ‘Just A Dream’, at number 4 in the US Hot 100. His smooth singing style appealed to the teen market and his subsequent releases were aimed in that direction. These included ‘My Own True Love’, which used the me Read more

Gene Pitney - 63% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Doo Wop Jazz R&B / Soul Soundtracks
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Gene Francis Alan Pitney, 17 February 1941, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, d. 5 April 2006, Cardiff, Wales. Although Pitney began recording in 1959 (‘Classical Rock ‘N’ Roll’ was recorded with Ginny Mazarro as Jamie And Jane), his initial success came as a songwriter, providing the Kalin Twins with ‘Loneliness’, Roy Orbison with ‘Today’s Read more

Fabian

Fabian - 60% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Westerns Drama Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Doo Wop Pop / Rock Television Vocals Classic Exploitation
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Connie Francis

Connie Francis - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Comedy Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Dance Jazz
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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

Neil Sedaka - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Television Documentaries Easy Listening Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
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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

The Everly Brothers - 56% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Doo Wop Easy Listening Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals Folk Jazz
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Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into t Read more

John Travolta

John Travolta - 55% match to Frankie Avalon

Genres: Drama Action & Adventure Comedy Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Television Horror Kids & Family Disco War Westerns 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

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