Join the fun when ROCKIN’ AT THE BEACH hits the shores of Cerritos! The party takes place at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) on Saturday, April 15 at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $65.
In the post-Twist/pre-Beatles era, crooner FRANKIE AVALON made audiences swoon with a catchy collection of hits, including Bobby Sox to Stockings, the Top 10 hit De De Dinah, and the No. One songs Why and Venus. Avalon also charted with the songs Just Ask Your Heart, I’ll Wait for You, and A Boy Without a Girl. The Philadelphia native’s music was widely considered one of the defining sounds in the era before the Fab Four’s domination.
A child prodigy who won local contests playing the trumpet, Avalon scored televised appearances on The Perry Como Show and The Jackie Gleason Show by the time he was 12 years old. Those television credits paved the way for a successful acting career with featured roles in the wildly popular films Beach Party, Muscle Beach Party, and Bikini Beach, all of which also featured popular ex-Mouseketeer Annette Funicello. Avalon and Funicello soon became icons in American film history. Avalon also appeared in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Take, and John Wayne’s The Alamo.
Along with high school buddy Jan Berry, DEAN TORRENCE co-founded the hit Surf-Rock duo Jan & Dean. The two were pioneers of the California sound, scoring a string of high-energy Surf and beach song hits, including Drag City, Dead Man’s Curve, Honolulu Lulu, and Ride the Wild Surf. The evening’s lineup also includes THE SURF CITY ALL STARS, which consists of Al Jardine and David Marks, original members of the legendary Beach Boys band.
For tickets or more information, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.