Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon, the talented singer of timeless hits of the ’50’s and ’60’s such as “Palisades Park,” “Tallahassee Lassie,” “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “Action!,” has just penned his autobiography, Where the Action Is! (Publish America). It is currently available internationally through book stores, on the internet and via Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, both as a paperback and electronically as a Kindle and/or Nook book.
Starting with “Tallahassee Lassie,” based on a poem written by his mother, Cannon charted more than 20 times on Billboard’s pop singles chart between 1959 and 1966. He topped the U.K. charts with his debut album, was a frequent guest on the era’s iconic music television shows Shindig, Hullabaloo and Midnight Special as well as becoming THE most frequent guest performer on Dick Clark’s long-running American Bandstand show. Clark also tapped him to sing “Action!,” the theme song for the popular ’60 music series Where the Action Is that he was producing, and Cannon ended up with both a hit record and with featured performer status on the show. He also toured with Clark’s travelling road show of artists called the Caravan of Stars.