RYDELL, FRANKIE AVALON & FABIAN
Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell performing together as The Golden
Boys in packed venues throughout the country since 1985, has been
called "one of the most exciting acts in show business".
show unites three exciting performers who emerged from the same
South Philadelphia neighbourhood at the same time, and went on to
become world renown personalitities.
three of the most popular teen idols of the late 50's and 60's,
The Golden Boys have proved to be an overwhelming live concert success.
Countless television appearances, a special performance for the
President of the United States and a Golden Boys PBS special have
brought on a vast audience of fans, not only from the fun generation,
but all generations.
Golden Boys spotlights each of the performers and their all time
greatest hits, "Venus", "De De Dinah" and "Bobby
Sox to Stockings" (Avalon); "Volare", "Wild
One" and "Kissin Time" (Rydell); "Turn Me Loose",
"Tiger" and "I'm A Man" (Fabian). The three
stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute
to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill
of America's most popular entertainers, Frankie Avalon went from 50's
teen idol to a national and international star.
in Philadelphia, Frankie had his early trumpet playing career end
abruptly when a family friend Bob Marcucci heard him sing and signed
him to a recording contract. His first song "De De Dinah"
became a smash hit and his recording of "Venus" was one
of the biggest selling hits of the era. He had many follow up hits
such as "Bobbysocks to Stockings", "Gingerbread",
"Just Ask Your Heart", "A Boy Without A Girl".
He is also credited with having the last number one record of the
50's with "Why" reaching that status in December 1959.
addition to his popularity as a top recording artist, Frankie became
a motion picture star, appearing in over 30 movies, starring with
such luminaries as Alan Ladd in "Guns Of Timberland", John
Wayne in "The Alamo". Other film credits include "Voyage
To The Bottom Of The Sea", the hit musical "Grease".
His biggest popularity in movies came when he starred in the classic
beach movies, "Beach Party", "Muscle Beach Party",
"Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Bikini Beach" amoung
highly popular attraction on the concert circuit throughout the world,
he has appeared in every major country and his appearance at the International
Festival Of Stars in Romania marked the second time that an entertainer
from the United States has performed in that Iron Curtain country
since World War II, the other being Louis Armstrong. In addition to
his solo performances, in 1985 Frankie began touring with two neighborhood
friends Fabian and Bobby Rydell in a show entitled "The Golden
Boys". That show is now in it's 13th year or touring, doing over
400 shows. The Golden Boys have appeared on many major television
specials such as "The American Music Awards", the closing
ceremonies of the "Miss Liberty Special" (which was seen
by over 200 million people) and the ABC Inaugural special, "Command
Performance: An All-Star Salute To The President".
1987, Frankie reunited with his co-star in the original beach movies,
Annette in the summer movie hit "Back To The Beach". Frankie
can also be seen regularly on the Home Shopping Network on behalf
of his company, Avalon Products.
from his busy work schedule, Frankie is an avid golfer and lives in
Los Angeles with his wife Kay, who he married in 1963 and their eight
career spans several decades and encompasses every area of the entertainment
world. Through his debut in the late 50's as a rock & roll teen
idol to starring roles in such hit films as "Bye Bye Birdie"
and plays such as "West Side Story" and countless network
television appearances throughout the world, appearing on shows like
Ed Sullivan, he was a semi-regular on the Red Skelton Show and, of
course, American Bandstand. Bobby's recording career has earned him
34 top 40 records, which puts him in the top 5 of all single artists
from his era. Bobby's hits include the million selling singles Volare,
Wild One, We Got Love in addition to Swingin School, Kissin' Time,
Forget Him, etc., selling a combined total of over 25 million records.
has also earned a reputation as a classic performer, not only a superb
singer, whose voice has gotten better with the years. He has proven
himself to be an outstanding drummer, an agile dancer and an extremely
fine actor, with an unsurpassed gift for comedy.
constant factor throughout his career has been his love of performing
live, which harkens back to his childhood performances of impersonating
his favorite TV stars. Within several years, he was entertaining crowds
of swooning teenagers as one of rock & roll's premier idols. The
extraordinary performances that thrilled his audiences beginning in
the 50's continue to do so today, as Bobby tours constantly throughout
the world with his exciting concert act.
his spare time, Bobby is a highly vocal and visible fan of the Philadelphia
football, baseball, hockey and basketball teams.
overnight singing sensation, a film star with over 30 films to his
credit and the producer of his own concert series, Fabian continues
to expand his ever growing career.
hosts and performs in his own concert series, "Fabian's Goodtime
Rock 'n' roll Show" which features the great rock acts fo the
50's and 60's. In 1985, in front of 85,000 fans in Baton Rouge, Louisians,
his show was the first concert produced for pay-per-view television.
The show then aired as a syndicated television special as well as
a PBS pledge week special.
on February 6, 1943, Fabian Forte was actually discovered at the age
of 14 sitting on his front steps in Philadelphia. Capitalizing on
his good looks and ability to excite an audience, Fabian reached dizzying
heights of success. At 15, he won the Silver Award as "The Most
Promising Male Vocalist of 1958". By the time he was 18, he had
recorded dozens of hits singles, eight albums and earned gold records
for "Turn Me Loose" and "Tiger" and a gold album
for "The Fabulous Fabian".
1959, Fabian made his screen debut in "Hound Dog Man" opposite
Carol Lynley. He then began to concentrate on another aspect of show
business that interested him more than singing......acting. His role
as a homicidal maniac in a TV production titled "A Lion Walks
Around Us" directed by Robert Altman solidly established his
credentials as a versatile and powerful actor. Serious about his craft,
Fabian studied in New York for three years under Wynn Handman and
with Charles Conrad and Sandy Meisner in Hollywood. His impressive
acting credits include roles with John Wayne, James Stewart, Jack
Palance, Tuesday Weld, George Segal and Karen Black.
never disappoints his fans. They see a stunning man to whom the years
have been kind. A man who is fresh and as magnetic as ever. A consummate
professional, Fabian has pursued his career with an admirable intensity.
He has traveled the show business ladder and survived, his sense of
humor and integrity intact.