Frank Ifield

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Tags: 60s country oldies australian easy listening Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

30 November 1937, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. The most successful recording artist in the UK during the early 60s, Ifield is now also one of the most underrated. At the age of nine, his family emigrated to Australia, and Ifield entered showbusiness during his teens. He first came to prominence in Australia during 1957 with ‘Whiplash’, a song about the 1851 Australian goldrush that was later used as the theme for a long-running television series. After returning to England in the late 50s, Ifield was signed to the EMI Records subsidiary Columbia Records and soon found success working with producer Norrie Paramor. After scoring minor hits with ‘Lucky Devil’ and ‘Gotta Get A Date’, he broke through spectacularly with the chart-topping ‘I Remember You’. The song had a wonderfully elegiac feel, complemented by Ifield’s relaxed vocal and a pleasing harmonica break. The track dominated the UK chart listings, staying at...

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