Frankie Vaughan

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Descriptive "tags": easy listening 60s frankie vaughan male vocalists pop jazz oldies british uk 50's Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Frank Abelson, 3 February 1928, Liverpool, England, d. 17 September 1999, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. While studying at Leeds College Of Art, Vaughan’s vocal performance at a college revue earned him a week’s trial at the Kingston Empire music hall. Warmly received, he went on to play the UK variety circuit, developing a stylish act with trademarks that included a top hat and cane, a particularly athletic side kick, and his theme song ‘Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl’ (Albert Von Tilzer - Lew Brown). His Russian-born maternal grandmother inspired his stage name by always referring to him as her ‘Number Vorn’ grandchild. After registering strongly in pre-chart days with ‘That Old Piano Roll Blues’, ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’, ‘Look At That Girl’, and ‘Hey, Joe’, during the mid-to-late 50s Vaughan was consistently in the UK Top 30 with hits such as ‘Istanbul (Not...

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