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"Some People Call Me

     A Teenage Idol"

Elvis Presley ushered in the days of the singing teenage idol who, in addition to recording hit records, starred in movies and on TV in the late 50s and in the 60's.

 

After identifying each teenage idol, can you also named one of his hit records and/one of his movies and/or TV shows.

 

1) This guy had a particular item of apparel that he always wore and was famous for. He was related in marriage to a famous country and western singing star.

2) This teenage idol not only sang but also played a musical instrument very well( not the guitar or the piano). He co-starred in a series of popular teen films in the 1960s.

3) This young singer followed in the footsteps of his mother, who had been a band singer and appeared in the movies. He played the guitar and was a songwriter.

4) This singer had a string of top 40 hits like all the others, but he had something the others did not have--an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

5) This teen idol was not born in the United States. He was also a composer and lyricist, who wrote the lyrics of a hit song for one of America's top pop singers.

6) This popular young singer was discovered by Elvis' manager and also has his roots in country music. He was related in marriage to a famous American pop singer.

7) This young singer had a slew of hit records and appeared in a popular 60s movie musical, which had originally been a big hit on Broadway.

Eight) This teen idol had his career launched in the aftermath of a tragic event. Bob Dylan played in the singer's backup band early on and was impressed with his singing style.

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I'll take a crack at this one.

1.  Pat Boone -  The son-in-law of Red Foley.  Always wore white buck shoes.  Song: April Love  Movies:  April Love and Bernardine

2.  Frankie Avalon  -  Song: Venus   Movie: Beach Party

3.  Ricky Nelson  -  His mom Harriet sang with Ozzie's band.  Song:  Hello, Mary Lou   Movie: Here Come The Nelsons

4.  Bobby Darin - Song: Splish Splash   Movie:  Captain Newman M,D.  (Supporting Actor Oscar Nomination)

5.  Paul Anka _ Song: Diana   Movie:  Girls Town

6.  Tommy Sands - Song: Teenage Crush   Movie:  Babes In Toyland 

7.  Bobby Rydell - Song: Wild One   Movie: Bye, Bye Birdie

8.  Bobby Vee - Song: Rubber Ball    Movie: C'mon, Let's Live A Little  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

I'll take a crack at this one.

1.  Pat Boone -  The son-in-law of Red Foley.  Always wore white buck shoes.  Song: April Love  Movies:  April Love and Bernardine

2.  Frankie Avalon  -  Song: Venus   Movie: Beach Party

3.  Ricky Nelson  -  His mom Harriet sang with Ozzie's band.  Song:  Hello, Mary Lou   Movie: Here Come The Nelsons

4.  Bobby Darin - Song: Splish Splash   Movie:  Captain Newman M,D.  (Supporting Actor Oscar Nomination)

5.  Paul Anka _ Song: Diana   Movie:  Girls Town

6.  Tommy Sands - Song: Teenage Crush   Movie:  Babes In Toyland 

7.  Bobby Rydell - Song: Wild One   Movie: Bye, Bye Birdie

8.  Bobby Vee - Song: Rubber Ball    Movie: C'mon, Let's Live A Little  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, Miles, it looks like you A+ this one.

1)Pat Boone had his own TV music/ variety show on NBC-TV, "The Chevy Show".

2) Frankie Avalon played the trumpet rather well.

3) Ricky Nelson was featured in "Rio Bravo" and wrote "Garden Party".

4) Bobby Darin has the honor of being Lucille Ball's favorite singer.

5) Paul Anka wrote the lyrics in English to Frank Sinatra's big hit  "My Way".

6) Tommy Sands was Frank Sinatra's son-in-law-- he was married to Nancy Jr.

7) Bobby Rydell proved that he could dance alongside of Ann-Margret in "Bye Bye Birdie".

8) And Bobby Vee was Buddy Holly's substitute at the venue he was scheduled for"The Day the Music Died."

Excellent job Miles, but I'm afraid talking about all these old guys made me feel old too-- but not quite as old as them.:D

It's all yours.....

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Thanks, Princess.  I only had to look up a few things - a hit song for Tommy Sands and movies for Bobby Vee and Paul Anka.

Now, we all remember kids who starred in TV series, but do you remember the kids who played supporting roles?  Here is a series of photos of youngsters who appeared in TV series from the fifties and sixties.  A couple of them may have lasted into the seventies.  Can you name the young actor or actress in each photo as well as the show they were in?  Bonus points if you can name their character's name.

 

1.  Joey Vieira - Bio, Facts, Family | Famous Birthdays 

 

2.   My latest movie hero | Arkansas Hunting - Your Arkansas Hunting ...

 

3.  Anissa Jones - Wikipedia 

 

4.  Rusty Stevens as Larry Mondello - Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries 

 

5.   Michael Winkelman as Little Luke - Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries   

 

6.  Macabre Drive-In Theater: It's Wednesday! 

 

7.  Paul O'Keefe The Patty Duke Show Original 7x9 Photo #Z671 | eBay 

 

8.  This is what little Tabitha from Bewitched looks like now - 9Celebrity 

 

9.  Larry Mathews - Wikipedia 

 

10.  billy booth - Google Search | Actors, Dennis the menace, Male sketch 

 

11.  Pin on Tripping On Nostalgia 

 

12.  1965 Press Photo Patty Petersen plays Trisha in "The Donna Reed ... 

 

13.  Jimmy Hawkins 

 

14.  Lauren Chapin is a former child actress, most remembered for her ... 

 

15.    Bobby Buntrock - Wikipedia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Porky- Joey Vierra - Lassie

3. Buffy - Annissa Jones - Family Affair

4. Larry Mondello - Rusty Stevens - Leave It To Beaver

5. Little Luke - Michael Winkelman - The Real McCoys

6. Wednesday- Lisa Loring - The Addams Family

7. Ross - Paul O'Keefe - The Patty Duke Show

8. Tabitha - Erin Murphy - Bewitched

9. Ritchie- Larry Mathews- The Dick Van Dyke Show

10. Tommy - Billy Booth - Dennis the Menace

11. Eddie Munster - Butch Patrick - The Musters

12. Trisha - Patty Peterson - The Donna Reed Show

13. Scotty- Jimmy Hawkins - The Donna Reed Show

14. Kathy - Lauren Chapin -  Father Knows Best

15.  Harold-   Bobby Buntrock- Hazel

Normally I wouldn't have answered all of them but I have repair people here and have to sit here at the computer out of the way. Left #2 out, can't remember probably a Disney kid

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