Connie Francis

Connie Francis
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by Connie Francis

Biography

Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, 12 December 1938, Newark, New Jersey, USA. A popular singer of tearful ballads and jaunty up-tempo numbers, Francis was one of the most successful female artists of the 50s and 60s. She began playing the accordion at the age of four, and was singing and playing professionally when she was 11. After winning an Arthur Godfrey Talent Show, she changed her name, at Godfrey’s suggestion. Signed for MGM Records in 1955, her first record was a German import,... Read more

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jazz
swing
blues
oldies
jazz vocal
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