The Connie Francis Page
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BNR celebrating Connies birthday, Dec 2013
by Guy Consterdine
Ron Roberts also spoke on the programme. I was interested to hear that among other things, the physical CD single relating to Vietnam is pressed and is waiting distribution. Its already been available as a download from Connies website, of course. There will be a booklet with the CD which includes a lot of photographs Connie herself took while in Vietnam, most of which have not been seen before.
I enjoyed hearing Marcia and Gabe on the programme too, and learning a bit about Gabes Hungarian connections, and making a small contribution myself. Connie was going on to a show with friends in the evening, and she had been showered with congratulatory birthday wishes on the phone, almost non-stop, so she knows shes loved!
Happy Birthday, New Jersey Natives Frank Sinatra and Connie Francis! (open link to You Dont Know Jersey site)
Everlasting Radio presents, A Tribute to Connie Francis at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLA9MRoH6q4 features clips of Connie singing Christmas songs.
A Visit With Connie Francis:
The number to call if want to make a request of your favorite Connie song is USA 877-577-2630 Option 4, international 540-288-4001 Option 4. If the station has the song, it will be played.
These shows are repeated throughout the week including previous shows. For more on A Visit With Connie Francis
January 6 BNR again celebrated the December 12 birthday of Connie Francis, For more info, click here.
Another BNR page of Connie (which has a fantastic photo).
For performance and appearance of Connie Francis, please email email@example.com (PLEASE no fan mail)
Current Monthly TV Schedule of Connie Francis, http://www.tvguide.com/search/index.aspx?keyword=connie%20francis
New song by Connie Francis, A soldier died today
You can hear a preview of this new release by Connie.
Link to iTunes to download the songs/album. Actual CD will be available soon including the booklet.
Connie inducted into the NJ Hall of Fame
Neil Sedaka and Connnie Francis Tribute show Oct 29th
Link to the tribute show with Neil Sedaka and Jenna Esposito at the Friars club in NYC, Connie appeared via a wonderful video message.
Legendary Lady of Las Vegas
Way Back Attack - Connie Francis
Nice bio at http://www.waybackattack.com/francisconnie.html
Following message was posted by Ron Roberts on Facebook:
There was to be a new season for weekly radio shows beginning September 5th, Ron Roberts will be joining Diane to give you the inside scoop on Concetta Records. Ron Roberts is noted for compiling the most extensive listings of Connies music including details on composers and musicians for each song.
Promo video for the Visit With Connie broadcasts at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6T5IQyC1eU
A very interesting, and fun to watch and listen to. A brilliant compilation of very short clips of Connie, music, Diane and Keith.
Connie Francis LP Sale
by Terry Robertson
Connie nominated for Americas Pop Music Hall of Fame
You can vote for five nominees and you have up until December 31st.
Americas Pop Music Hall of Fame, http://americaspopmusichalloffame.org
You can send your nominations for induction to the American Music Hall of Fame to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hall of Fame will announce the 20 inductees -- the first class of inductions -- into the new Hall of Fame in May. Formal induction ceremonies will be July 2. To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, an artist must have placed a song on the national charts between 1946 and 1975.
Making of the Target commercial. Visual Effects of Targets Fall 2012 Commercial
Connie Francis Presided as Grand Marshal at Feast of San Gennaro 2012:
Connie Francis presided as Grand Marshal at the Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy (New York) along with NYS Comptroller Thomas DeNapoli and TV personality Toni Senecal in September 2012
San Gennaro website at http://www.sangennaro.org/free.htm
From Diane of Baltimore Net Radio on A Visit With Connie:
KYA RADIO 1260 website at http://bossjock1.fatcow.com/kyaradio1/
Connie interview on June 6th, 2012
Connie discusses her career, growing up in Little Italy, how singing Mama on Perry Como show was a major boost for her, her affair with Bobby Darin, how her father encouraged her singing in foreign languages, loss of Dick Clark, and at end it mentions her autobiography to be released in the fall (image of book cover shown here).
Broadway show, and New Autobiography
A new autobiography by Connie titled, Among My Souvenirs, is due for release sometime this year.
Movie Star Makeover on Connies first movie
Take a look at this, an excellent review of Where The Boys Are illustrating what everyone knows but never before published as Connie is the most beautiful and sexy of all the girls in this movie. See the review What Silver Screen goddesses can teach todays women about elegance, beauty, attitude, and style
New CD release on Feb 14: Never on Sunday/Songs to a Swinging Band
Thanks to Pat James, Richard Molway, and John Reed for compiling this info.
Never on Sunday & Songs to a Swinging Band by Connie Francis (2012)
Available for Pre-order from Amazon.com. This item will be released on February 14, 2012. This set includes the 2 albums remastered, and between them 'Hollywood', 'Dreamboat' and 'When the boy in your arms'. As the CD is a UK release these three songs were probably added because they are lesser known here, confined to EP and LP only.
This is a nice two album set, Ron Roberts does not disappoint in his liner notes presented in 12 page booklet form. Ron was Connie's 'guru' in the UK for many years, responsible for the 'Who's Happy Now' set, amongst other things, and for some of the rarer songs that have come out on CD. He also produced various comprehensive discographies. He lends new insight into the recording of Never On Sunday plus many other interesting tidbits regarding her career decisions; recording dates and locales; etc. It is beautifully packaged as well.
Additionally, if you go to www.sepiareocrds.com you will find this release on their homepage with full detail on the compilation, artwork, and a snippet from the aforementioned liner notes by Ron Roberts.
Dick Clark: 1929 - 2012
Interview with Mark Simone of Radio 77 WABC about Dick Clark:
Connie received the first Lifetime Achievement Award and this celebration included Ann Anello, Pat Cooper, Dion, Tony Ferretti, Peter Lemongello, Sal Richards, Kaye Stevens, Frank Vincent, and Neil Sedaka. Master of Ceremonies: Errol Dante.
Click picture on right to see larger image of flyer.
Also presented was a "Record" prepared by Eric Beesley with help from several fans which he presented to Connie at this celebration. She really appreciated it.
Photos of event at Cat Adam's CF page:
Short radio interview with Connie regarding the Castro show (before 2010 cancellation): Retro Celebration In The Castro! Alice @ 97.3 San Francisco
A mention in this article, "Her second autobiography, Among My Souvenirs," now in the final proofing phase." http://www.sfexaminer.com/lifestyle/Among-Connie-Francis-souvenirs-104637014.html
Special edition on OMG magazine
Connie is featured on a special collectors edition on OMG magazine, view online at http://omgmag.com/web/?page_id=18, it was being given away for free at a gathering for Connie's staff at May 2010 Las Vegas concert. I spoke briefly with one of OMG staff, he said go online to request an issue. http://omgmag.com
Or call OMG at 800-664-0550
DVD of Oct 2009 Connie Francis Weekend at Belleville High School
In October 2009 Connie Francis, a 1955 Belleville graduate, was also inducted onto the Wall of Recognition. Not only is more Connie Francis memorabilia available for purchase, a 3-part DVD set of the entire weekend of her recognition is for sale.
A $100 investment will get you the entire set that captures priceless Belleville moments, including the Auditorium dedication in Connies honor on that Friday at BHS, her street-naming ceremony at Number Five School the next day, as well as the Belleville Library reception and Sunday Gala at Naninas. Also 50 sets signed by Connie will be sold for a $250 contribution.
Special discount prices will be reserved for student and other educational constituencies.
Orders are now being taken at 973-751-2588 and online at http://www.bellef.org.
Video is a bit high price but it is for a good cause and will help children.
Where the Boys Are, 50th Anniversary:
Connie Francis will join Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and other dignitaries to celebrate the classic spring break beach party on May 28 and 29, 2010
Ft Lauderdale city website at http://ci.ftlaud.fl.us/news/2010/boys.htm
Seiler said the weekend will feature live music, a classic car show, Spring Break reunions, themed events such as hula parties and beach blanket bingo, and a screening on the beach of the original movie. A publicist for Francis said she will attend many of the festivities.
Connie Francis On Where the Boys Are... 50 Years Later
By Michael J. Mooney in Broward, Celebrities, The Arts
Rarely has a single cinematic work shaped the identity of a city like Where the Boys Are has Fort Lauderdale. It wasnt even a movie, it was a national phenomenon, says Francis, They didnt know whether to kill me or give me the key to the city.
Connie Francis returns to Newark, NJ to re-record Where the Boys Are on its golden anniversary
Topically Yours, 4/27/2010 2:00 PM - 1 hr
Deardra Shuler talks with the beloved national and international multi-gold record winner and star Connie Francis about her life, career and upcoming Eric Floyds Grand Divas of Stage Las Vegas show with Dionne Warwick. Presently writing a second book, Ms. Francis continues to be known as Germanys #1 vocalist.. And, her music is loved throughout the world.
Connie Francis: La Bella Concetta
The Daeida Magazine Holiday Feature & Centerfold
CONNIE FRANCIS: La Bella Concetta
This is the best article and interview anyones ever written about me, Connie Francis stated about her upcoming cover story interview in Daeida Magazines special holiday edition premiering on national news stands and available for viewing/ordering online at www.daeida.com on Saturday, December 5th 2009. In this in-depth interview and exclusive photo shoot, Connie reflects on her amazing journey offstage and on as the best-selling female vocalist of all time. With humor and honesty at all times, she speaks about her upcoming book, the heartaches and headlines, and how she got through it all. With stories about Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan and Gloria Estefan, this is Connie Francis in her own words. 10 Pages in total with exclusive full page images plus a gorgeous exclusive centerfold.
Daeida Magazine at http://www.daeida.com
Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis
May 9, 2010 news by Jenna Esposito
The Cabaret Chronicles: Connie Francis, NY Pops, MAC Awards, Allan Harris, and More!
The Cabaret Chronicles by Jenna Esposito
(below article are links to other articles by Jenna)
Jenna appears at Metropolitan Room in New York. For more see, http://www.metropolitanroom.com/calendar/view/714/148
More of Jenna, see http://www.conniefrancisrocks.com/je.htm and http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Jenna_Esposito/
A Connie fan wrote, I just listened to the songs, very good and very Connie. Which Jenna replied, Very Connie is just about the best compliment I could get, Joe! I really worked hard to be true to my own sound but echo some of her qualities, so Im glad that seems to be coming through!
Do yourself a favor and buy the CD at Jennas site, http://www.jennaesposito.com/connie/cdstore.html
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Episode Guide to Connie Francis on Ed Sullivan Show:
compiled by Lucas Tuinstra
Among Our Souvenirs - Memories of Connie Francis
Movie about Connie Francis
Editors Note: Latest news is this movie project has been cancelled.
Gloria Estefan was working on a film about Connie Francis. Gloria planned to portray Connie and screenplay is complete, filming was to begin in 2009. For more info, click here.
Connie Francis Memories
Connie Francis on the Radio
Connie Francis Online Paper Doll
Connie Francis Downloadable Paper Dolls
Click here for a full set of the Connie Francis Paper Doll outfits. Images are 150 dpi at 100% in jpeg format. They may appear about 140% larger because your monitor may show only 72 dpi. These images may have to be adjusted with an image viewer so they can be seen regular size.
Sessionography of Connie Francis Songs
Prepared by Roger Turner
PDF sessionography can be downloaded at here. This is the first in a series Roger is preparing that lists the songs by Connie with date and studio recorded, what records released, and musicians involved. Check it out!
How Well Do You Know Connie Francis?
Video stills of a duet by Bobby Darin and Connie Francis, click here
from the Ed Sullivan show (these two look so good together, and Connie in a real pretty dress).
Thank you, Connie. You have made people all over the world happy while listening to your songs.
Wow, her unique voice really has magnetic power
I never get tired of talking about this phenomenal woman
Connie is still able to touch my heart with her songs and her simply adorable and very special voice.
She always gives me an emotional work out. She is the ultimate entertainer.
I have found a great appreciation for Connies foreign language recordings.
I have met her a few times and which I will treasure in my memory forever.
She is and always will be the greatest.
Thank you Connie Francis for your voice, your music.
Connie Francis is an elegant lady.
What a talent she is.
Ive followed her career through the years and love her as a performer.
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Connie sure has a wonderful following.
I have been listening again to her wonderful voice.
Connie, I want to tell you that your fans love and admire you for many reasons, throughout your life you have always been a real class act.
She is one of the most beautiful singers of all time and everyone should know it.
Thanks for the good music and the shows through the years.
She is my absolute idol.
The greatest female singers of all time.
Connie is very precious to me.
Ive had the pleasure of seeing Connie in concert.
My friend is a MAJOR Connie Francis fan as his VISA will attest.
I recently saw Connie at Foxwoods Casino, and she was WONDERFUL.
I have been a fan since I was 15, I am now 48.
She deserves the best.
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Connies singing and rendition is phenomenal.
I have been smitten with her beautiful voice since I was 12 years old (Im 35). Without a doubt, Connie has one of the purest voices ever.
I have been in love with Connie since 1958 and she can make me either cry or get up and dance at the drop of a hat.
I love this woman!
Connie is the best!
I enjoy her music and movies very much.
She has been a favorite of mine since childhood.
Connie Francis ranks as the #1 female artist in our household.
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