They had two children from Mrs. Laine’s previous marriage, and three grandsons. In the 1950s he hosted variety shows on American television and appeared as a guest on other shows. We are saddened to announce the passing of Frankie Laine, musician, father, husband and friend. Ever since his recording of “That’s My Desire” burst onto the scene like a musical firework in 1947, praise poured in from all corners, from young and old alike, for this gifted and versatile artist. How to survive nightmare before christmas: As Lockdown 2.0 threatens to sink the economy... here's our... Brussels sprouts are now Britain's favourite green vegetable. In 1932, at Wilson's Pier in Atlantic City, he set an all-time dance record of 3,501 hours in 145 consecutive days. My plan of attack will be: First I must communicate our idea to the City of San Diego, and The San Diego Port commission. UK records 20,018 new Covid cases - 12% FEWER than last Tuesday - but... Nobody counted the cost: Robert Jenrick is forced to admit there was NO full report made on the economic... What to do if your holiday plans are in ruins... again: Are you due a refund? At the same time he was active in social charities, including Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army, singing in benefit concerts and participating in fundraising drives. Laine’s renown continued to grow as he went to England for a record breaking engagement at the London Palladium followed by a tour of much of the rest of Europe. Frankie, who started his musical career as a teenager playing for the band "The Blenders," later formed "The Butlers" where he served for eight years. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. Nan passed away, suddenly, on her 72nd birthday, July 25, 1993, leaving a void that will never be filled. The Hatton Chardonnay raiders: Gang drill into cellar to steal £50,000 worth of wine from a vault holding... or debate this issue live on our message boards. Good wishes poured in from all over the world, and Laine assured his fans that he had no intention of ever retiring. Why not be the first to send us your thoughts, With verve, he moved on to “That’s My Desire,” the haunting “We’ll Be Together Again” (which he co-wrote), and the dramatic “Jezebel,” bringing the audience to its feet several times. After recovering from a second bypass surgery in 1990, Laine began work on his autobiography which he mischievously called “That Lucky Old Son”. Laine's soulful, masculine style and highly emotional delivery dealt a blow to the gentler crooning styles of the day and paved the way for later blues and rock and roll artists such as Johnnie Ray and Elvis Presley. We would like to form The Frankie Laine Foundation which would fund such a dream. Since then, this album has been issued in 43 different countries. BREAKING NEWS: Trump calls election a 'fraud on the American people' and says a 'very sad group of people'... 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and... HENRY DEEDES: Boorish Don was like a child with his bottom lip dragging. Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913, he was one of the most successful American singers of the twentieth century. Frankie Miller . Should you take a voucher? Laine had otherwise been in good health in recent years, and his last public performance was at the age of 92, singing the first big hit of his career, "That's My Desire," on a public television special, Marino said. "He might have been bigger abroad than he was here, and he was huge here. He also had hits as a duettist with Patti Page, Doris Day, Jimmy Boyd and Johnnie Ray. GPs are 'told to prepare to give jabs to over-85s and... Moonshot testing of millions 'will fail unless 14-day quarantine rule for contacts is relaxed' because... We didn't mean to scare you: Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance defend their '4,000 deaths a day'... ROSS CLARK: The 4,000 deaths 'fact' that made Doom and Gloom squabble like schoolboys. For myself, I spent most of his turn thinking nostalgically of the acrobats and the Tiller Girls.". However, he had his greatest success after the Mercury impresario Mitch Miller began to exploit his talent for songs with a western or folk tinge. In the world of popular music, yesterday’s idol is very often tomorrow’s forgotten name. Altogether he participated in 14 marathons, winning three and coming second once and fifth twice. In the 1950s, when Nat King Cole's television show was unable to get a sponsor, he became the first white artist to appear as a guest on the show, forgoing his usual fee and setting an example which other white performers then followed. Together they went on to establish Mercury as one of the most successful record labels of its time, with a string of hits including That Lucky Old Sun, Mule Train, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Georgia on My Mind, and many others. "He was huge abroad," Marino said. Frankie Laine, the big-voiced singer whose string of hits made him one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s, died yesterday (Feb. 6). He was 93. His father began as a waterboy for the Chicago Railroad and later worked as the personal barber to Al Capone. They called the album “Portrait of a Legend.”. I realize how big an undertaking this is, however, if you’re going to dream, then dream high. ", He is perhaps best remembered by a younger generation of American fans for his recordings of the theme to the hit television Western "Rawhide" and the theme to Mel Brooks' 1974 big-screen western spoof "Blazing Saddles.". 21 Gold Records later, Frankie Laine can truly be counted a musical legend. Frankie Laine really needs to be honored with his own statue, and we must be the ones who get this done. He tallied 21 gold records and dozens of songs on the singles charts in the United States and abroad, selling roughly 250 million albums. Such a drag! Laine said at the time, “It looks like it will be a pretty big thing.” He was told that it should have been labeled Vol. Many of these tunes were collected into an album entitled “The World of Frankie Laine,” that topped the charts in England in 1982. His autobiography, That Lucky Old Sun, was published in 1993. People are sharing adorable photos of their dogs wearing 'I Voted' stickers,... Are infections ALREADY flattening? Frankie Laine had a career, and a life, to be envied. “The news of the day is a request for your help. (Frankie Laine International Appreciation Society) Silsden Cottage, London Road Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4ND, Treasurer/Membership: Tony Cooper 18 Napier Crescent, Seamer, Scarborough North Yorkshire Y012 4HY. Frankie realised he wanted to be a singer after going to see Al Jolson in The Singing Fool. Frankie Laine, the full-voiced singer who became one of the most popular entertainers of the 1950s with such hits as "I Believe," "Jezebel" and the theme to the TV Western "Rawhide," died on Tuesday at 93. And... TONY BLAIR: How we can - and MUST - make this the last lockdown Britain has to face. To date he has performed the title songs for seven motion pictures, most recently in 1974, Mel Brooks Western farce, “Blazing Saddles.” On television, Laine’s featured recording of “Rawhide” has become one of the most popular theme songs of all time. Laine, making his first New York appearance in more than 20 years, provided the night’s emotional high point. Laine appeared as a guest in a number of Hollywood musicals, including Meet Me In Las Vegas (1956), starring Cyd Charisse, in which Laine, playing himself, can be seen performing Hell Hath No Fury.
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