Teen Idol Frankie Avalon at Salisbury Beach
By the early 1960s, young Frankie Avalon had two number one singles under his belt with "Venus" and "Why" and a burgeoning acting career that would see him become a mainstay in the pervasive "beach party" genre of the mid-1960s. In the wake of the wild youth appeal of 1950s acts such as Elvis Presley, Avalon is considered one of the first celebrities deliberately elevated by the entertainment industry as a teen idol.
Here, Avalon is seen with a young fan early in his career, still riding the wave of success brought by his number one singles.
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