Born Francis Avallone in Philadelphia on September 18, 1940, Frankie Avalon first came to the attention of American Bandstand's Dick Clark while still in high school. He cut his first album in 1958 and between 1958 and 1962, Frankie Avalon charted 13 singles in the Billboard Top 40, including two Number 1 hits: "Venus" was Number 1 for five weeks in early 1959, and "Why" shot to Number 1 in early 1960. Frankie Avalon was the reigning teen singing idol as devotees of American Bandstand will affectionately testify. Avalon made a gradual transition from singer to actor beginning in 1957. He successfully essayed supporting roles in such films as Guns of the Timberland (1960) and The Alamo (1960) before starring in a string of moneymaking beach party flicks. Get ready to swoon and dance to those fabulous 50's tunes again in Frankie Avalon In Concert!