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Frankie Laine

American popular singer (1913-2007)

Frankie Laine

American popular singer (1913-2007)
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birthday
30th
March, 1913
Death
6th
February, 2007
Birth Place
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned nearly 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s Number One Song Stylist”, his other nicknames include “Mr. Rhythm”, “Old Leather Lungs”, and “Mr. Steel Tonsils”. His hits included “That’s My Desire”, “That Lucky Old Sun”, “Mule Train”, “Jezebel”, “High Noon”,”I Believe”, “Hey Joe!”, “The Kid’s Last Fight”, “Cool Water”, “Rawhide”, and “Lord, You Gave Me a Mountain”.
He sang well-known theme songs for many movie Western soundtracks, including 3:10 To Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Blazing Saddles, although his recordings were not charted as a country & western. Laine sang an eclectic variety of song styles and genres, stretching from big band crooning to pop, western-themed songs, gospel, rock, folk, jazz, and blues. He did not sing the soundtrack song for High Noon, which was sung by Tex Ritter, but his own version (with somewhat altered lyrics, omitting the name of the antagonist, Frank Miller) was the one that became a bigger hit, nor did he sing the theme to another show he is commonly associated with–Champion the Wonder Horse (sung by Mike Stewart)–but released his own, subsequently more popular, version.
Laine’s enduring popularity was illustrated in June 2011 when a TV-advertised compilation called Hits reached No. 16 on the UK Albums Chart. The accomplishment was achieved nearly 60 years after his debut on the UK chart, 64 years after his first major U.S. hit and four years after his death.

Birth Name

Francesco Paolo LoVecchio

Genres

Pop standards Jazz Rhythm and blues Gospel Folk Easy Listening Country

Labels

Mercury Philips Columbia Capitol ABC Amos Score

Years Active

1932 2007

Name

Frankie Laine

Nationality

United States of America

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