Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell & Freddie Roman
Dick Fox's Golden Boys, featuring two of the most popular teen idols of the late ‘50s and ‘60s and special guest comedian Freddie Roman, is a concert smash for audiences of all generations!
Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and special guest comedian Freddie Roman have been united by producer Dick Fox as the Golden Boys, seen on stage and in a PBS special. Golden Boys spotlights the singers and their greatest hits: “Venus,” “De De Dinah” and “Bobby Sox to Stockings” (Avalon) and “Volare,” “Wild One” and “Kissin’ Time” (Rydell). The stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the music of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.
Freddie Roman, Dean of the New York Friars Club, is a veteran comic beloved for his Borscht Belt appearances and zingy one-liners.
Frankie Avalon made the transition from teenage idol to mature pro during a career that spans three generations of music, TV and movies. As a youth, he started out as a trumpeter and seized every opportunity to enter and win local amateur contests. His first single, “De De Dinah,” was a chart-topper and his recording of “Venus” was one of the biggest-selling hits of the era.
Bobby Rydell made his debut in the late ‘50s as a rock’n’roller seen in movies like Bye Bye Birdie and musicals such as West Side Story. He was a semi-regular on The Red Skelton Show and American Bandstand. Rydell’s recording career produced 34 Top 40 tracks – including the Jersey-centric “Palisades Park” – which places him in the top five of single artists from his era.
Artist lineup is subject to change.