Sunday 3 March 2013 at 2:00pm
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 N Mcmullen Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759, United States
Dick Fox’s Golden Boys return to Ruth Eckerd Hall featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the ‘50s and early ‘60s: Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell.
The Golden Boys spotlight all-time greatest hits Venus, De De Dinah and Bobby Sox to Stockings (Avalon); Volare, Wild One and Kissing Time (Rydell); Turn Me Loose, Tiger and I’m A Man (Fabian) along with tributes to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and more.
The Golden Boys, performing together in packed venues throughout the country since 1985, unite Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell, three exciting performers who emerged simultaneously from the same South Philadelphia neighborhood and went on to become world-renowned personalities. Countless TV appearances including a Golden Boys PBS special have generated a vast audience of fans. Highlights of the fun-filled show include a segment of rare footage from the American Bandstand era and a dance contest that encourages audience participation.
An overnight singing sensation and film star with more than 30 films to his credit, Fabian Forte was actually discovered at the age of 14, sitting on his front steps in Philly. By the time he was 18, he had recorded dozens of hit singles, eight albums and earned gold records for Turn Me Loose and Tiger and a gold album for The Fabulous Fabian. One of America’s most popular entertainers, Frankie Avalon went from ‘50s teen idol to international star with smash hits such as Venus, one of the best-selling hits of the era. In addition to his popularity as a top recording artist, Frankie became a motion picture star, appearing in the movies The Alamo and Grease. From his debut in the late ‘50s as a rock and roll teen idol with tunes We Got Love and Forget Him, to starring roles in hit films Bye, Bye, Birdie, and the musical West Side Story, as well as countless network television appearances on shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show, The Red Skelton Show and American Bandstand, it’s easy to see that Bobby Rydell’s career encompasses every area of the entertainment world.