|Genres:||Easy Listening Vocals|
|Tags:||easy listening 60s frankie vaughan male vocalists pop jazz oldies british uk 50's|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Frank Abelson, 3 February 1928, Liverpool, England, d. 17 September 1999, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. While studying at Leeds College Of Art, Vaughans vocal performance at a college revue earned him a weeks 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, Daddys 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...