Dick Fox’s Golden Boys – Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell
Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell – also known as Dick Fox’s Golden Boys – will be live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, January 13 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale now for $70 and are available at the casino or by calling 800-218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell were united by Producer Dick Fox. These “Golden Boys” were three of the most popular teen idols of the late 1950s and 1960 and have proved to be an overwhelming live concert success. Countless television appearances, a special performance for the President of the United States and a Golden Boys PBS special have brought a vast audience of fans from all generations.
The Golden Boys concert spotlights each of the performers and their all-time greatest hits: “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger” and “I’m A Man” (Fabian); “Venus,” “De De Dinah” and “Bobby Sox to Stockings” (Avalon); and “Volare,” “Wild One” and “Kissin’ Time” (Rydell). The three stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Hailey.
Avalon, a baby boomer icon, inspires a lot of reminiscing about everything from “Venus” to “Bobby Sox to Stockings” when he takes the stage. He made the transition from teen-age idol to mature professional and now has a career that spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures. As a youth, he started out as a musician trumpet player. He seized every opportunity to enter local amateur contests and won a string of them. His first single “De De Dinah” became a smash hit, and his recording of “Venus” was one of the biggest selling hits of the era.
Fabian Forte was discovered at the young age of 14 sitting on his front steps in Philadelphia. He went on to have a career featuring dozens of hit singles, eight albums and gold records for “Turn Me Loose” and “Tiger,” and a gold album for “The Fabulous Fabian.” In addition to his busy schedule touring with the Golden Boys, Fabian makes frequent appearances in television and feature film productions and for the past three years he has hosted “Fabian’s Celebrity Golf Tournament,” which has successfully raised money for veterans’ causes.
Rydell made his debut in the late 1950s as a rock-and-roll teen idol starring in movies such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and plays such as “West Side Story.” He also was a semi-regular on the Red Skelton Show and American Bandstand. His recording career earned him 34 Top 40 records, which puts him in the top five of all single artists from his era. Rydell’s hits include the million selling singles “Volare,” “Wild One,” “We Got Love,” and “Forget Him.”
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.
Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit moreinparadise.com or https://www.facebook.com/SeminoleCasinoHotel/.