AUTOBIOGRAPHY VOL. 1
ROLL OF RENOWN
MORNING MEMOIRS | 50s RADIO| 60s RADIO| FIFTY YEARS AGO | SATURDAY NIGHT COUNTRY
| Frank Ifield featured on the National Nine Network TV program "Sunday"...
Sunday is widely regarded as the most respected public affairs program on Australian commercial television. For several weeks Sunday and reporter Max Cullen prepared a 'cover story' arts & music profile on Frank Ifield and it aired on 25 June 2006. Frank was filmed at home, in the studio and at his Spur Award night at Canterbury Country.
For a complete transcript of the story, CLICK HERE ...
|Host JANA WENDT introduces... |
|...FRANK IFIELD and reporter MAX CULLEN
|COL JOYE, SINGER |
|JUDY STONE, SINGER
|FRANK IFIELD ONSTAGE
|GLENN A. BAKER, MUSIC HISTORIAN |
|BRIAN HENDERSON, BANDSTAND HOST
| |GLENN WHEATLEY, ARTIST MANAGER |
|FRANK IN THE STUDIO
Pictured below left, the Sunday team film Frank and Bob Howe (with guitar) at ATA Studios, rehearsing for Frank's forthcoming monologue album project and, below right, Frank with the story producers Mike Featherstone and Catherine Hunter.
Special thanks to Catherine Hunter and all at Sunday.
THIS IS MY LIFE (the live show formerly known as Morning Memoirs - hosted by Mark Kristian and starring FRANK IFIELD - was a huge success wherever it played. A fun-filled show of amusing anecdotes and marvellous memories:
hosted by Mark Kristian
on 14th August 2002
starred FRANK IFIELD.
Pictured left: Mark with Frank and Carole Ifield.
This show took place at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney. A capacity crowd joined Frank and Mark for a fun filled morning of amusing anecdotes and marvellous memories.
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Australia's Hour of Song - 1954...Relive selected Highlights of Radio 2UE's Australia's Hour Of Song (episode 141) broadcast on the Major Network in the early fifties and compered by the much revered Australian host Terry Dear. This was Frank's first foray into a starring role on radio following his debut appearance on the popular Australia's Amateur Hour.
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THE STAR SHOW - 1963...This programme was never broadcast in the UK, but was recorded specifically for the BBC Transcription Disc department. In this extract from approximately 1963, Frank was introduced by Pete Murray and backed by the Ted Heath Orchestra on Waltzing Matilda and Nobody's Darlin' But Mine.
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Fifty years ago...
In March of 1952, a 14-year old FRANK IFIELD wrote to Australian Hillbilly legend Tim McNamara in order to join Tim's fan club. Young Frank may have had a bit of trouble spelling the names of his hobbies, but already he had a dream of becoming a 'recording hillbilly' himself. By August of the following year Frank had recorded his first 78rpm disc for the Regal Zonophone label and the rest, as they say, is history.
18th March 1952.
In your letter you asked for my age and hobby. Well I enclose 2 guineas in postal notes, and photo will come later as I have had a bit of trouble in obtaining one. My age is 14 and my hobbies are yoddling and making modle aeroplanes. I aim to be a recording hillbilly in later years.
Youre fond fan
Frank Edward Ifield.
(Thanks to George Payne who located the original letter)
Frank Ifield talks to John Nutting...
On Saturday June 3rd, 2000, Frank Ifield spoke with John Nutting on the popular ABC Radio show 'Saturday Night Country'. Frank spoke about many things including his very first show in Australia, recording 'I Remember You' in England with Norrie Paramor, and his current forays into radio broadcasting. *
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Special thanks to John Nutting and 'Saturday Night Country' for permission to replay the Frank Ifield interview.
Listen to 'Saturday Night Country' anywhere in the world via the ABC Radio Web site using Real Audio or Windows Media Player. Listen every Saturday night from 10pm Australian Eastern Time, for four hours of the best in Australian Country Music!
* During the interview John played several tracks from the 2-CD set Frank Ifield Remembers The Great Favourites, including Half As Much, Yellow Roses, Crazy, I Remember You, San Antonio Rose, and Tumbling Tumbleweeds.
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