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FRANK IFIELD: THE ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN SUPERSTAR RETURNS!
His Ultimate Collection of 22 Classic Hits & Rarities for the 1st time!
Frank Ifield started his career as a country singer in 1950 aged thirteen with an appearance on radio 2GB’s “Australia’s Amateur Hour” which led to stage shows with Tim McNamara and touring country NSW with Indian wrestling star “Big Chief Little Wolf” and then progressed to a recording contract with EMI aged 14.
At the end of the fifties, after releasing in excess of 40 records on the Regal Zonophone and then Columbia label and gaining wide experience of TV Shows from the very commencement of Australian television with his own show “Campfire Favourites, he returned to Britain in November 1959 to further his career with the burning desire to play the London Palladium.
After signing with Columbia Records in England he quickly gained credibility with his first release as a top 30 hit “Lucky Devil”. BY 1962 he created history and International recognition with a country/pop style recording of “I Remember You” which became the first single to sell in excess of one million copies in the UK alone. The next two, million-selling singles ensured another accolade as the first artist in the UK to have three consecutive number ones.
From the sixties to the eighties with scores of hits including seven individual number ones, his career became firmly established globally where history claims him as the first Australian to make the American Charts, and the primary trailblazer to open up America to the British invasion of the 60’s.
01 (Her Name Was) Joanne
02 Till I Waltz Again With You
03 Hearts On Fire
04 Silver Wings
05 I Remember You (Stereo Version)
06 I Wrapped Her In Ribbons
07 (I’ll Be Your) Hold Me Tight
08 Up, Up & Away
09 Forgettin’ About You
10 Close The Door
11 Angry At The Big Oak Tree
12 Play Waltzing Matilda Again
13 Crystal (I Can See Thru You)
14 You Only Live Once In Awhile
15 A Little Bit Of Push
16 Praised Be
17 California Cotton Fields
18 If Love Must Go
19 Broken Lady
21 Good Hearted Woman
22 Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast
RELEASED 22ND JULY 2016
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FRANK BACK ON STAGE!
Australia's own 60s pop superstar, Frank Ifield, returned to the stage for two very special Mother's Day shows where he told his story and performed some of his hit songs for the first time in 30 years.
At Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre – Frank and the cast on stage:
Brodie Miles (as Young Frank), Wayne Horsburgh, Frank, Nicki Gillis and the band.
During this two-hour extravaganza where he told stories of his time at the top of the charts, he performed half a dozen of his hit songs and introduced some guest artists who sang other songs from the era when pop was grand.
Wayne Horsburgh, Frank Ifield, Nicki Gillis
This new show added the performance of his hit songs and lived up to its promise of being a delightful journey down memory lane for all ages.
The Orchestra:- Alan Freeman, Bob Howe, Frank Ifield, Leon Isackson, Robin Workman
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Frank Ifield is in the top ten for UK musicians who have spent longest at number one in the charts. Frank spent 17 weeks at number one in the sixties. This places him tenth in the list, just behind The Rolling Stones on 18 weeks.
Frank Ifield had hits in 1962 with I Remember You and The Wayward Wind as well as in 1963 with Lovesick Blues and Confessin’ (That I Love You).
The top ten UK artists who have spent longest at number one are:
Source: The Coventry Telegraph, Oct 2014.
- The Beatles - 69 Weeks
- Take That - 29 Weeks
- Wet Wet Wet - 23 Weeks
- The Spice Girls - 22 Weeks
- Queen - 21 Weeks
- Slade - 20 Weeks
- Elton John - 19 Weeks
- Rod Stewart - 18 Weeks
- The Rolling Stones - 18 Weeks
- Frank Ifield - 17 Weeks
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Thursday 10th March 2016
At the Canterbury Country
show in Sydney,
presented the 2016 International Spur Award
(in association with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
and Galston Rotary Club
FRANK IFIELD and TONY PAGE (Galston Rotary) with NEILLYRICH
As part of their prize, NeillyRich's recording 'Sure Feels Good To Me' has been released for airplay in the UK and Europe. In its first week it was the highest new entry on the country chart at #10, leapt to #5 in its second week and rose to #2. It continued to stay in the Top 20 for record number of weeks.
FRANK with 2014 winners STUIE FRENCH & CAMILLE TE NAHU
FRANK with previous winners NICKI GILLIS (2009) and WAYNE HORSBURGH (2000)
NeillyRich ... surprise!
FRANK IFIELD with AMELIA RICHARDS and MATT McNEILLY