Tag Archives: Teen Idols

#278 – Tiffany – A Million Miles

Singer Tiffany had phenomenal success at an unbelievably young age.  Her debut album went quadruple platinum when she was only 15 years old.  That record yielded back to back number one hits with the Tommy James’ cover “I Think We’re Alone Now,” and “Could’ve Been.”  Other hits followed, including the Beatles reworking “I Saw Him Standing There” and “All This Time.” But, the shelf life of a teen idol is usually short-lived.  As she became an adult, she ventured into different territory – dance and country music.

Now, she’s back with A Million Miles, her first new album in five years.  She talks about learning the art of songwriting in Nashville, co-producing an album for the first time, and she reminisces about her early days in the music business.

#273 – Fabian – The Golden Boys Tour

Long before Justin Bieber, N’ Sync, and even David Cassidy, Fabian was one of the original teen idols, scoring big hits in the late 50’s and early 60’s with songs like “Tiger” and “Turn Me Loose.”  The shelf life of a teen idol is a finite one, yet Fabian was able to adapt, becoming a successful, and critically acclaimed actor, starring in many films, including North to Alaska with John Wayne, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation starring Jimmy Stewart, and Ride the Wild Surf.

He’s also done many roles on television.  Now, he’s back on the road with a pair of his old friends, Frankie Avalon & Bobby Rydell, as part of the Golden Boys tour.  We chat with Fabian about being courted to join the music business as his dad was wheeled out in an ambulance, meeting Elvis (and giving him his pants), and why he left the music business for awhile.