Frankie Avalon – Venus (Leaping Ahead #34)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #34: 160203

[A song from 1959]

Dick Clark working up a crowd that had only discovered the previous year that they were in fact ‘teenagers’ to the joys of Frankie Avalon. ‘Venus’ was his first number 1 in mid-1959 where it stayed for five weeks. Decrying perceptions of manufactured pop, Avalon managed 31 chart successes between 1958 and 1962. No mean feat.


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