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This page has links to websites pertaining to Connie Francis such as the Connie Francis Mailing List, webpages by fans, interesting articles, songs, videos, discussions about her on bulletin boards, news search for Connie Francis articles, and lyrics of Connies songs.
From the groups introduction:
Were here to talk about Connie Francis, and we welcome young fans, established fans, new fans... even fans who wish to maintain a dual membership with other Connie Francis groups. We are a fun group of people, and you will be amazed at the information we can all aquire from around the world.
The neatest thing is, we have CONNIE AVATARS!! For those who do not know what this is, its a small picture that expresses who you are! It stays beside your screen name on the board.
MAKE your OWN avatar, you can do so and email it to me and I can add it. Or, if you want me to make you one I can do that too using whatever Connie picture (or whatever picture for that matter).
Donatellis Connie Francis webpage
John Donatelli has a superb Connie Francis page at http://www.freewebs.com/conniefrancis. He has a section that includes photo sleeves of many Connie Francis CDs, LPs and 45s. This page is also useful for identifying the different kinds of MGM labels. It is a excellent resource for collectors and others interested in seeing different versions of picture sleeves.
German Connie Francis Webpage
Theres a lot of Connie at http://www.die-rock-and-roll-ag.de/html/connie_francis.html
Its in German and they write about Connies carreer. Nice photos and her chart hits in the years 1958-65 in Germany, US and UK. This website is very impressive and a nice connie tribute. Lot of great quality pix and discographies.
Fan Club Connie Francis Polska
You will appreciate this webpage by Henryk Stawicki on Connie Francis at http://republika.pl/hstawic/stronaconnie.htm The page is all in Polish. Henryk has done a lot of work to provide Connie international recognition. Click on the title of that webpage to see the other parts of it. Henryk also added a page of the San Remo Music Fair in 1965 which also featured Connie, see http://republika.pl/hstawic/sanremo.htm
Jim Swords Connie Francis webpage
Jim Swords passed away on May 22, 2006 but his friend Tina has kept his website online. Jim was a longtime Connie fan and his webpage has a collection of memorabilia, pictures, concert ads and a custom drawing of Connie.
From Tina (Oct 2006):
Ode to Connie Francis
A poem by Justin Ingalls at http://www.poetscorner.org/ingalls.htm
Carol Adams Connie Francis Page
Carol is a long time fan of Connies and she has a page for her hero at http://www.conniefrancisrocks.com. Carol welcomes stories, photos, memories and other contributions to add to her Connie Francis site.
Connie Francis Interactive webpage
Created by Jonathan Long, this site at http://www.ConnieInteractive.cjb.net has a chatroom, message board, photo gallery, fan forum, fan map, Connie postcards, classifieds, and lots more.
Connie Francis Multiply site
http://conniefrancis.multiply.com is an extensive site managed by Meindert Roemeling with lots of photos and links. Some are duplicate material as seen on other sites but it is well organized so definitely take a look.
Denise Larins Multiply site
Her site includes a review of major Connie Francis events at http://delarco45.multiply.com/journal/item/164
Sailor meets Connie during Follow The Boys
When Connie was on the French Riviera while making the movie Follow The Boys, Don Claar, a sailor on shore leave from the USS Independence, met Connie on the beach. He writes about her at http://www.ussindependencecv-62.org/is0002dc.htm
Connie Francis for German speakers
Surprisingly positive and accurate and correct but, its in German: http://www.netzwelt.de/lexikon/Connie_Francis.html
Dutch Connie Francis Fanclub website
This site is very professionally created with several of Connies releases never seen before... only heard of. See http://www.conniefrancis.nl
Japanese Connie Francis site
All in Japanese at http://www.honey2.net/music/artist/connie_francis/
Maggi is not specifically a Connie impersonator but this sultry Italian singer in Las Vegas has many qualities and has the beautiful and sexy likeness of Connie Francis. It is only natural for Maggi to perform renditions of songs by Connie. She performs frequently in Las Vegas, Nevada. See http://www.mfwright.com/albisani.html.
Joey Josephs, Female Impersonator
Many Connie Francis fans throughout the years has said Joey Josephs probably the best CF impersonator (frequently called Connies double). A longtime fan himself, Joey is able to make himself look like the singer he adores. From years of dedicated practice, Joey performs as Connie Francis in the Philadelphia area. Below are a few clips on youtube:
Rosemarie Ballard as Connie Francis
Rosemarie does a nice impersonation of Connie, see http://rosemarieballard.com. There is also a picture of her styled beautiful and sexy like Connie.
Nikki Reed as Connie Francis
Nikki Reed from Canada is a singer/impersonator and one of her people is Connie Francis. Nikki also styles in vintage 50s 60s dresses including up to date Connie gowns. See her webpage at http://www.nikkireed.com/new/index.html
from Nikkis webpage: Connie Francis... her work goes on forever. Nikki was inspired to adopt this living legend when she listened to radio that featured music of the Francis era. She felt that Connie Francis performed great music, realized that there was a remarkable resemblance to herself and admired and respected the romantic, upbeat, clean and innocent Francis image that still endures today. Connies a natural choice.
Joni Morris as Connie Francis
Joni mainly does Patsy Cline and she also does tributes to Connie Francis. See http://www.cwareno.com/jonimorris.htm
C.J. does Connie Francis at http://www.starztributes.com/connie_francis_tribute.htm and she also performs as Patsy Cline and Cyndi Lauper. Her site includes a great video where she sings some of Connie's songs at http://starztributes.com/media/connievid2.wmv
Performers, Impersonators, and Lookalikes as Connie Francis
Connie Francis with Bobby Darin at http://www.bobbydarin.net/francis.html
IMDB website for Connie at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0290120/
Classic Movies: This site has a webpage on Connie at http://www.thegoldenyears.org/cfrancis.html has a number of links. Classic Movies has a collection of webpages for various movie stars.
Connie as one of the Swingin Chicks of the 60s at http://www.swinginchicks.com/connie_francis.htm
Connies Canadian releases, a small portion at http://perso.wanadoo.fr/denis.schwartz/connie.htm
Gary James' Interview With Connie Francis at http://www.classicbands.com/ConnieFrancisInterview.html
Connie Francis pictures on Corbis and Getty at http://www.corbis.com and http://www.gettyimages.com do a search for "Connie Francis" they have some great pictures listed there. If you register, it removes the watermark logo from the picture.
Opera Gloves website features Connie Francis at
http://www.operagloves.com/Classicstars/ConnieFrancis/connie.html in a gallery just like other galleries with sexy actresses in long gloves.
Connie Career Time Line at
http://www.epinions.com/content_4169113732 Lots of Information on dates of Connie releases and appearances and some lyrics to songs.
Connie in Germany at
German Connie Francis webpage at
Connie Francis Swings The Nashville Sound
by Don Charles (co-producer of the 1996 box set Souvenirs) at
Singers Biography comes to TV by Jane Wollman Rusoff, Entertainment News Service at
Match yourself with Connie Francis
In order to calculate the compatiblity between you and Connie Francis you need to enter your birthday. Your birthday is needed since biorhythms are used to calculate the compatibility. Go to http://www.celebmatch.com/birthdayform.php?categoryid=1881&celebrity=Connie+Francis
MTV has Connie Francis!
MTV listing of albums by Connie which includes picture of LP cover plus link to song lists and 30 second audio files (some songs). Also links to purchase the CD (if available). Good resource.
Site says, MTV.com is your destination for official Connie Francis lyrics. This is the place to find the words to songs like When the Boy in Your Arms (Is the Boy in Your Heart) and I Was Such a Fool (To Fall in Love With You). This is where you can find Where the Boys Are and Arrivederci Roma lyrics. Search here and find words to Connie Francis music by song name, album name, or by year released, and its absolutely free.
MTV also has a site for concert dates!
Connie Francis music listing
Connie on Oldies Radio
All of the stations listed are supposed to play Connies music... at http://www.live365.com/cgi-bin/directory.cgi?searchdesc=connie+francis&x=10&y=7
Ebay review of Connie Francis recordings
by susanfan at http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=susanfan
Connie Francis Quotes
Interesting advertisment from 1959
Connie on HitParade Hall of Fame
Nice mini-bio at http://www.hitparadehalloffame.org/xhtml_heads/Candidates/Inductee_ConnieFrancis.html
Historical Fort Lauderdale, FL
website has Connie Francis at http://www.oldfortlauderdale.org/exhibits/CurrentExhibit.html
Connie Francis Current Monthly TV Schedule http://www.tv-now.com/stars/confranc.html
Go to this page http://turnerclassicmovies.com/Search/Index and do a search on Connie Francis. Check this site to see if TCM will be showing any of Connies movies in the near future. Their calendar page is also at http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/Schedule/Index
Ted Turners network is now the copyright owner of the four Connie Francis movies.
Guest Starring Roles of Connie Francis on TV
Connie Francis on Italian TV
2002 Interview with Larry King
Connie was on the Larry King show in March 11, 2002. You can download the transcript here at http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0203/11/lkl.00.html
Connie Francis Video Archive
(a collection of video stills) at http://www.bettemidleraloha.com/connie.htm. The webmaster also shares and trades clips from his collection.
Dejanews.com bought by Google.com has newsgroup archives going back to 1995. Some background on Deja and newsgroup stuff (original text here):
Dejanews archived EVERYTHING posted to ALL newsgroups since 1995 which makes it a good resource to do background searches for research. It was convenient because you dont have to read every stinking article on one newsgroup at a time.
For readers that are unfamiliar with the newsgroups, a brief description. The Internet newsgroups are like chatrooms but not real time. You post a message to the newsgroup and anyone can read it by clicking on the headline of your postings. These range from moderated groups on music to groups on ads for used LPs. This is an excellent resource to post questions to large number of people, or locate used LPs for your collection. There are many great deals (Ive seen many Connie albums sell for less than $10!), and you may find that one album that can make your collection of Connie Francis music complete. Many postings on used records are done on the Newsgroups by both commericial outlets and private collectors. However, be aware that this is the Internet and is not subject to regulation (use caution).
There are other newsgroups such as alt.showbiz.gossip, an example of the Internet running amok. On this group people post anything about anybody, and most of it is derogatory. 95% of the information on this Newsgroup is garbage but the other 5% may have informative articles or annoucements of interesting websites (use discretion).
One more item about Newsgroups. Change your email address in your browser or newsreader before you post to the newsgroup. You could, although not necessary, list your email in the body of the message, but do the change in the Preferences (as in Netscape navigators) so your email address does not appear in the headers. The spammers read the headlines with the name and email on the newsgroups to collect email address for junk emailing. All spammers are not good company. They all lie, cheat, and steal from people everyday. That is why they use fake email addresses to hide their identity.
This is where you can bid on items people have for sale. Many times you can get good deals. There are frequent sales of Connie albums and 45s plus other items such as song books and Connie Francis paper dolls. Go to the main page, http://www.ebay.com, and do a search on Connie Francis.
Download, Listen, Play & Burn Connie Francis at http://www.rhapsody.com/conniefrancis
Songs of Connie Francis
on Don Edringtons site at http://www.pcdon.com/ConnieFrancis.html includes pop, country, international, and movie/theatrical tunes by Connie.
Connie Francis MP3 Downloads (which also shows album covers and song listing) at http://www.mp3.com/conniefrancis
Connie Francis Sing Along at http://www.freewebs.com/conniefrancis/midi.htm
Connie singing a few of her Jewish favorites at Harmony Ridge Music at http://www.hrmusic.com/artists/conniefrancis.html
A website that lets you listen to samples http://www.mp3shits.com/full/download/The_Czars_-_Sorry_I_Made_You_Cry_mp3/71914/ May sound like a strange website, lol. Song listed as "I'm Sorry" is NOT the Brenda Lee song. It is actually the Connie Francis song.
Connie on VH1
Sonicnet.com was absorbed by vh1.com and they have a site for Connie at http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/francis_connie/artist.jhtml
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Where The Boys Are instrumental music, no voice, at http://www.geocities.com/~goldenoldies/WhereTheBoysAre-ConnieFrancis.mid
This site shows CDs of Connie Francis that are available from CD Universe and some have downloadable songs (click here).
Follow the Boys
If anyone is interested in searching for a particular song title here is a useful website at http://www.songfile.com
Sheet music can be found from sheetmusicplus.com. They are based in San Francisco. However, some songs are in a book with other songs. It is hard to find sheet music in single copy, sometimes you can.
Lyric hunt.com has some lyrics of Connie Francis songs at http://www.lyrichunt.com/index.php?getartist=Connie%20Francis
Connie's discography listed here at http://www.lpdiscography.com/_lyrics/francis-lyrics.htm and if you click the album name it will bring up the lyrics of some of the songs.
Link to the Italian lyrics to Il Cielo in una Stanza along with both the English translation as well as the song performed by Mina Mazzini (who has quite a pleasing voice). You'll recall this song from Connie's Modern Italian Hits LP. http://www.rightlinx.com/?p=510
Connie Francis Lyrics at http://www.lyricsdownload.com/album-B00000G6L8.html An interesting site to browse.
Lyrics to the song Mama from google.com (Dejanews, what someone posted) by clicking this URL http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&ic=1&selm=an_384711236
Connie Francis Song List of lyrics (in ZIP files) at http://pages.map.com/~freek/cfrancis.html
Lyrics to a few of Connies R&R hits at http://www.execpc.com/~suden/franc.html
Lyrics to Never on Sunday by Connie at http://www.buffnet.net/~ambrosia/lyrics/never_on_sunday.txt
Connie Francis song lyrics: http://www.lyricfind.com/artists/1055/
Connie Francis song lyrics: http://www.leoslyrics.com/search.php?search=connie+francis&sartist=1&ssongtitle=1
For specific list of Connie Francis songs lyrics at this same site, see http://www.summer.com.br/~pfilho/html/main_index/by_artist/francis_connie.html.
A newsgroup called alt.music.lyrics has many folks eager to answer inquiries about lyrics. Try using Google Groups link, http://groups.google.com, and do a subject search for the song you are looking for.
Other websites with lyrics to Connies songs are at
Lyrics to Schöner fremder Mann at http://www.physik.uni-regensburg.de/~sck04136/schlager/schoener.fremder.mann.html.
Connie Francis German Page and Lyrics at http://userwst2.fh-reutlingen.de/~streichf/francis.htm.
Below are the links, though dead, but are listed here for reference (will try to find updated links if A&E has still has their message board).
Main index of the A&E message boards is http://www.biography.com/messageboards/index.html
Connie Francis is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but her fans have been giving good reasons why she should be. As one fan puts, "Ugh, this whole R&R HOF really bugs me. It's every year we have to deal with this same issue/complaints."
RateItAll.com - The Opinion Network has an on-going thread regarding Connie not in the R&R HOF. Post your opinion at http://www.rateitall.com/i-65050-connie-francis.aspx.
Editors note: Much of the links below are dead but still listed here for reference (will try to find updated links).
Generally speaking, much has been written and complained why Connie is not in the R&R Hall of Fame, and many fans consider the RRHOF inherently "anti-Connie" and use other venues to award Connie for her contributions in the early years of R&R.
For a brief description of the Election of Inductees process, see http://www.rockhall.com/induct/process.html.
To express your opinion in the Forum section, go to http://forums.rockhall.com/forums/get/inductees.html. Be aware that the R&R Forum is poorly organized, very large file size, and very long download time. I dont really think their staff looks at it because most messages are trolls and flames. But its there, its free, and I believe Connie would appreciate any support towards getting her into the Hall of Fame.
Vote for Connie into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame: Here you can place your vote at this site at http://www.freevote.com/booth/rockhall (registration required).
A recent post from a unknown site has some really good points!
from Alan Golnick:
There is a very favorable letter to the editor about Connie published in Newsday. I defend Connies right to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can view the letter at http://home.earthlink.net/~agolnick
Trivia: my title for the letter was originally Hall of Shame: Connie Was Robbed.
Wanderlist Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Vote for the best Connie Francis song
Feedback is desired (suggestions, comments, errors, gripes, whatever) Michael Wright,