Sunday, May 27, 2012

Whatever Happened to FABIAN? 'FABULOUS FABIAN Forte!

Elvis! Tommy Sands! Frankie Avalon! Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Paul Anka! And FABIAN! FABIAN FORTE-THE FABULOUS FABIAN! 

Each of these young men were teenage idols and singers. Some had enormous talent and stood the test of time. Others didn't. 

FABIAN was one of the manufactured "talents" that was prevalent in the late 1950's and early 60's. 

From Left to Right: Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell-NOW
Coming from middle-class Pennsylvania roots, his father was a Philadelphia policeman, FABIAN was what some in the entertainment industry describe as a "flash in the pan", albeit his was a long "flash" by most standards lasting several years as a recording star (he couldn't sing well) and as a movie star (he was one handsome dude but wasn't much of an actor). 

So, what happened to the FABULOUS FABIAN

As one can see in the above more recent photo, "time" has been good to FABIAN physically. 

FABIAN has also made well of "time" through the years. 

Although out of the brightest of entertainment lights for decades, FABIAN,  continues to work with his close friends (Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell) in nostalgic concerts as The Golden Boys at age 69.

Left to Right: Dick Clark, Fabian, Bobby Rydell, Dion--Preparing for an appearance on American Bandstand (Circa 1959)
FABIAN kept his money and kept out of the tabloids and scandal. He's been married 3 times and led a quiet productive life without 'drama'.

FABIAN-Then and Now
We send well wishes to FABIAN and congratulate him for his honest and entertaining work. He made the best of his work and has handled his fame with respect and dignity.

(From a Guest Contributor in Pittsburgh, PA.)



  1. Thank you. I just googled "Whatever happened to Fabian" and I appreciate this update. Loved "I'm a Man" and "Gonna Sit Right Down," among the others back in the day.

  2. Fabian is back singing with the Golden Boys tour - Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon - Fabian under-went some heart surgery first part of this year - think it was Feb - and recouped well - all 3 do a fab show - go see them when they come to your town -

    1. Thanks for the update all sounds good for our boys.

  3. Growing up in India in the 50's & 60's Fabion was my idol & I loved seeing him in North to Alaska. In that era he was a pin up boy for most teenagers I knew with pictures adorning walls etc. Would love to see him perform with The Golden Boys.