Connie Francis

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Letter: Connie Francis snubbed by Hall of Fame

I bought a new set of non-sports cards on EBAY which arrived recently. It was 250 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Not realizing there are over 2,000 stars on the walk I was wondering why no Clark Gable. I soon used the internet to discover he indeed has a star. Once again thinking of the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame I had to find out if my favorite female singer Connie Francis had a star.

A crowd chased my mother because they thought she was singer Connie Francis

*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. Way back in the late 1950s or early 1960s, my mother heard that a famous singer named Connie Francis was scheduled to appear at the Outlet Company in Providence, Rhode Island. Connie Francis was my mother's favorite singer, so she was very excited.
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REVIEW POTPOURRI – Singer: Connie Francis

Now 83 years old but still active, Connie Francis is a living legend in pop music. Her 1957 megahit, the lovely Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby Who’s Sorry Now, was one truly fine song, made extra special by CF’s totally sincere rendition, even if a tad smothered by sentimentality. That year, American Bandstand featured her lip-singing it and, as a six year old, I remember wishing, just momentarily, that she would adopt me as her little boy on a single Mom basis – LOL !!!

On This Day: Hank Williams, Jr. and Connie Francis Record Four Hit Songs at Columbia Recording Studio in 1964

When many country music fans think of Hank Williams Jr. they think of his current style. Bocephus became outlaw country royalty decades ago. His southern rock-infused brand of country has earned him a stack of hits as well as millions of fans. Songs like “A Country Boy Can Survive,” and the Monday Night Football theme, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” are modern classics. However, before Hank Jr was raising hell and pushing boundaries, he was a clean-cut country singer. In fact, he got his start at a young age by following in his father’s iconic footsteps.