Clark brought Picariello national exposure through numerous appearances on Clark's TV show, American Bandstand. Cannon holds the record for most appearances by a performer (110) on Bandstand! He and Clark continued to collaborate on Bandstand reunion concerts long after the TV show ended. By 1959, Picariello was singing using the stage name, Freddy Cannon. He was also called "Boom Boom" because of his thundering musical renditions and the "Cannon" name. From 1959 through the early 60s, Cannon had three Top Ten hit: Palisades Park Tallahassee Lassie (A song written by Cannon's mother.
It was also the first of 22 songs which appeared on the Billboard Charts for Cannon.) Way Down Yonder in New Orleans On June 24, 1966, Cannon played himself and performed one of his own songs during the final episode of the teen soap opera "Never Too Young." The role of Cannon was played by David Julian Hirsh in George Clooney's 2003 film, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.' As of 2006, Cannon was a resident of Tarzana, California, and continued performing in concert. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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