Best British Male Vocalist; International Male Entertainer of the Year in 1982 in the International Country & Western Music Association of America; Member of the Country Hands of Fame in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia; Gold and Platinum albums in USA, Australia and the Benelux countries; TV specials and charting singles in the UK, concert tours across USA, UK, mainland Europe, Japan, South Africa and Australia.
This list of accolades and achievements is only a sample of the accomplishments of this entertainer. The biography presented here is not intended to be "all encompassing", but to serve as a brief description of his career to date.
|Frank is often considered an Australian singer and it is true he did come from Australia to Britain in November 1959. Frank was born in Coventry, England November 30, 1937 and his Australian parents returned to Dural near Sydney shortly after the war when he was about 9 years old. As a youth, Frank began singing on the radio and was a big hit. Recording since age 13, in six short years Frank had as many as 44 records issued in Australia. Before the age of nineteen he became the number one recording star in Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. He then took a big career risk. While at the height of stardom in Australia he traveled to London for a fresh start on the larger continent. In London he met with Norrie Paramor of EMI. Once Mr. Paramor heard Frank's perfect pipes he wasted no time signing him for EMI on Columbia. From that time he shot to the top of charts of their most popular recording artists with I Remember You, then soon came Lovesick Blues, The Wayward Wind, Nobody's Darling But Mine, Confessin', and Waltzing Matilda. To this day people identify the songs I Remember You and the popular Waltzing Matilda with Frank Ifield, in any country where these tunes are heard.|
Frank has to his credit countless night club engagements, concerts and international television appearances, including "The Royal Variety Show", by invitation of Queen Elizabeth; the popular British television show, "Sunday Night at the London Palladium"; three times guest on the top-rated American television program, "The Ed Sullivan Show"; and his own long-running, highly acclaimed one-man "live" concert, "The Frank Ifield Show" broadcast by the BBC at the London Palladium and seen as delayed broadcasts in the United States.
FRANK IFIELD became the first artist to ever have three consecutive number one hits in Britain and, also, to be awarded three gold discs in the space of one year! Frank scored success as an international star in the United States, Britain, Australia, South Africa, Canada and many other countries recording in London and Nashville, Tennessee.
For a period of time the Beatles performed as his opening act during concerts.
|May 9, 1966 Frank arrived in Nashville, Tennessee and was warmly received by musicians, politicians and the public. He received thunderous "encore" applause from his guest appearances on the "Grand Ole Opry" and was made an honorary citizen of the State of Tennessee by Governor Frank Clement. Frank has since recorded many hits in Nashville and made many return performances.|
Frank is an artist who is as "at home" performing before the Queen, starring in a movie, or performing on the Grand Ole Opry. His music crosses over from pop to country and his phenomenal talent delights his many fans.
| With this list, that only includes a small sampling of Frank's accomplishments, I must mention that he is a songwriter and producer too, with his own label.|
He has just finished writing his autobiography and it should be published soon. (That product should be the background of several movies.)
Frank broadcast his last 1999 2KY Sunday Special radio show live from Rooty Hill RSL. The show was heard world wide on Real Player. Bob Howe (Frank's Music Director during the 80's) has an excellent web site with pictures of the last Rooty Hill RSL show. Click here to visit his web site!
(Bob Howe's other links for Frank Ifield and connection for Bob's email address are given below.)
SEE PAGE #2 OF THIS WEB SITE!
Hear the complete song, "I Remember You" and view more pictures.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PAGE #2
..For additional sound clips of Frank's hits, go to page #3 by clicking here..
Don't have Real Player? Sound clips on
page #3 are playable with Windows Media Player.
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Frank Ifield records at CD Now. CD Albums and tapes. NOW!! MP3 recordings of many outstanding tracks are available for purchase and download.
NOW!! MP3 recordings of many outstanding tracks are available for purchase and download.