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A teen idol from the early days of Rock N’Roll, Frankie Avalon celebrates his 79th birthday. Besides his singing career, he developed quite an acting career as well. Who can forget those Beach Party movies, or his role in “Grease”? On Wayback Wednesday, we present a 19 year old Frankie Avalon on American Bandstand, as Dick Clark counts down the Top 10 of the week of March 14, 1959…with Venus topping the chart! Then after Frankie’s performance, Dick Clark presents Frankie with his Gold Record! Happy Birthday, Frankie Avalon.