Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Connie Francis was a hit pop performer in the late Fifties and early Sixties.  From 1957 through 1969, she had 43 top 100 hits, twelve of which were top ten hits.  Despite highs and lows in her career and her personal life, Francis has continued performing and remains popular on the concert scene.  One of the main secrets to her success is her ability to change and adapt to popular mucis styles with the times.  She has bounced back from the trauma of a well-publicized rape, the murder of her brother, and four failed marriages -- and has kept on singing.  Face it.  The woman has grit.  And talent.

Connie Francis was one of my sister's favorite singers, something that makes her a sentimental favorite for me..

Everybody's Somebody's Fool

Who's Sorry Now?

Lipstick on Your Collar

I Will Wait For You

Where the Boys Are

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Don't Break the Heart That Loves You

Stupid Cupid

Tennessee Waltz


Ave Maria

And here's her first recording, Freddy.  MGM Records signed her because this was the name of the son of one of its vice-presidents and he thought it would make a nice birthday gift for him.  The record (as well as her next eight solo singles) bombed.  Let this be a lesson to all:  if at first you don't succeed...

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