"Freddy Cannon", born December 4, 1940, is an American rock and roll singer.
Born "Frederick Anthony Picariello" in Revere, Massachusetts, he grew up in the North Boston suburb of Lynn. He learned to play guitar as a boy and in high school formed a band. Singing vocals, he emulated the hard-driving style of singing star Little Richard. Picariello eventually signed with Swan Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a recording studio in which master music promoter Dick Clark had an interest and who brought him national exposure through numerous appearances on the television program, American Bandstand.
In 1959 and the early 1960s, singing under the stage name, Freddy Cannon, and dubbed "Boom Boom" because of his thundering musical renditions, he had three top ten hits.
He played himself and performed one of his songs in the final episode of the teen soap opera Never Too Young on June 24th 1966.
A resident of Tarzana, California, Freddy Cannon continues to put on a rollicking performance at assorted concert venues.
"Partial discography (singles):"
*''Way Down Yonder In New Orleans''