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Freddy Cannon

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Freddy Cannon, born Frederick Anthony Picariello, in Revere, Massachusetts, on December 4, 1940, is an American rock-n-roll singer.

Picariello grew up in the North Boston suburb of Lynn and learned to play guitar as a boy. In high school, he formed a band and tried to emulate the hard-driving style of Little Richard. Picariello eventually signed with label Swan Records, a recording studio in which Dick Clark had an interest. Clark brought Picariello national exposure through numerous appearances on Clark’s TV show, . Cannon holds the record for most appearances by a performer (110) on Bandstand! He and Clark continued to collaborate on Bandstand reunion concerts long after the TV show ended.

By 1959, Picariello was singing using the stage name, Freddy Cannon. He was also called “” because of his thundering musical renditions and the “Cannon” name. From 1959 through the early , Cannon had three Top Ten hit:
Palisades Park
Tallahassee Lassie (A song written by Cannon’s mother. It was also the first of 22 songs which appeared on the for Cannon.)
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

On June 24, 1966, Cannon played himself and performed one of his own songs during the final episode of the teen soap opera “Never Too Young.” The role of Cannon was played by in ’s 2003 film, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.’

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  • mark1252

    Number 1 song of 1962!!

    27 Dec 2012 Reply
  • NOISETITLAN

    Palisades Park en X-Men: First Class yeaaahhh, y Emma Frost tssss jajaja!!!!

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Tylky

    Palisades Park <3

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • phoustsince1991

    This is the dude that knocked South Pacific off the top of the UK albums chart after 70 weeks at no.1 . Only lasted a week though and then South Pacific went back to no.1

    28 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Rapture5212011

    ✔ Enjoyed his music very much~~especially ►"Palisades Park" as did many others in the 'baby boomer' generation of the 50s & 60s. Brings back many fond memories hearing these oldies thanks to the digital revolution of the internet in these modern days.★ God bless~!

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Pryde

    Please vote for Elvis Presley in The American Rock League!!

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • Cajungrandma

    Freddy"Boom Boom" Cannon. Had all his albums, know all his songs by heart..You knew when they played Palisades Park it was time to go out and have fun and enjoy life.Go to Sock Hops and go by A&W and get a Root Beer Float, and end up at the Drive in with the Love of Your Life.Or so you thought it was at the time... If only we could go back in time. I would stay there "Forever" !!!!!

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • Jimbop_

    Palisades park =)

    25 May 2008 Reply
  • PappaWheelie

    Freddy Boom Boom Washington

    28 Oct 2007 Reply
  • ColonBlow

    This guy will rock your dick off, and make you ask him to do it again!

    29 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Cystic

    LAST NIGHT I TOOK A WALK IN THE DARK~

    27 Apr 2007 Reply

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