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I Remember Me - The First 25 years - Frank Ifield Autobiography Volume One
AUTOBIOGRAPHY VOL. 1
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2010 NEWS ARCHIVE
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At the Sydney 'Debonairs' November charity luncheon, Frank was serenaded by his many showbiz pals including (pictured) Shannon Bacall, Martin Erdman, Donnie Sutherland OAM, Nicki Gillis and Jim White, to celebrate Frank's forthcoming birthday.

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Winner of the 2009 Frank Ifield International Spur Award, NICKI GILLIS, has completed her 2nd tour of the UK appearing with great success at major festivals and clubs.

Nicki's version of I Remember You featuring Frank Ifield is receiving great airplay and country chart action. This week it is at #3 on the Swedish airplay chart, #7 in France and #14 in the overall European survey!

You can mail-order the CD single that also includes the video clip of the song with current and archive footage of Frank Ifield, by clicking HERE. You can also download the music via iTunes.

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Diana Trask and Frank Ifield Out and about:
Thursday 13th May 2010, Frank and Carole Ifield attended the Canterbury Country 10th birthday concert.
Pictured left, Frank caught up with one of the guest artists of the night, fellow International singing star DIANA TRASK.
(Photo by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics)

 

 

The photo of Frank and Carole below appears on the cover of the Hills Rural News June 2010 Edition, along with Frank's account of his surprise induction into the MO Awards 'Hall of Fame'.


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Carole and Frank Ifield - photo by Bob Howe The evening of Tuesday 11th May saw the large cabaret room of Bankstown Sports Club packed to capacity with a glittering array of Australian showbiz stars to mark the 34th Annual 'MO' Awards.
It promised to be a special day to me as well, as under the new directorship, I had been selected along with fellow artistes Brian Cadd and Barry Crocker A.M. to be their Patron. The evening was Hosted by Donny Sutherland OAM and he called on me to present our current 'Music & Arts Talent Search' winner, the beautiful young opera singer Rhian Saunders to perform, who did us proud with her immaculate performance.
I whooped for joy to see my friend walking proudly to the stage to receive his well-deserved award under the category of 'Best Instrumental or Vocal Instrumental'. Yes - Congratulations BOB HOWE, you pulled it off against some stiff competition.
The night continued with an exciting variety of awards but I was very touched by Normie Rowe AM singing the stirring Colin Greatorix composition 'What Have You Done For Australia' followed by his introduction to Australian Wartime Hero Keith Payne VC to present the 'John Campbell Fellowship Award' to acknowledge the contribution by 'Our Girls' Lorrae Desmond MBE; Dinah Lee; Little Pattie OAM; Sylvia Raye; Lynne Fletcher; and Jacqui De Paul for giving their time freely while risking life and limb in order to entertain our troops during the Vietnam war.
The heart pumping moment for me came at the end of the night when they announced the HALL OF FAME AWARD. Warren Kermond OAM brought to the stage KAMAHL AM and I thought yes, very fitting that he should receive this award...but wait a minute! The penny dropped...he is relating the story of my life. I gazed at my beautiful wife Carole (pictured above right) whose radiant smile let me know that she had known all along.
I thank my peers and the MO Awards for making this night totally unforgettable for me and I shall treasure my statuette of the legendary character of 'Mo' who was a giant radio star of my own youth.

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Update - May 6:
I REMEMBER YOU by NICKI GILLIS with FRANK IFIELD has entered the UK Hotdisc Country airplay chart at #6
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"Nicki is a towering talent who has an abundance of charisma both on and off the stage." - Frank Ifield OAM

      29 April 2010:
Launched today on 2UE's Afternoons with Tim Webster...

A brand new recording of
I REMEMBER YOU by
NICKI GILLIS with Frank Ifield. This version of the song was produced and recorded by Bob Howe at Kenilworth Studios in Sydney, Australia.

Here you can preorder the CD single that also includes the video clip of the song! CDs will be posted after May 13...

Including Postage
Watch the video HERE...

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11 March 2010:
JOHANNA HEMARA wins the 2010 Frank Ifield International 'Spur' Award. Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Galston in conjunction with the Galston Country Music Festival, this award is designed to give exposure to our most promising Australian talent overseas.
Frank, Johanna, Richard
FRANK IFIELD and RICHARD YOUNG (Galston Rotary) present the
2010 FRANK IFIELD INTERNATIONAL SPUR AWARD to JOHANNA HEMARA
(Photo above by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics)

Her first Single, STARTING OVER, which is also the title of her new album, was released in the UK last week, and it has made its debut at No. 18 on the HOTDISC Chart in the UK.
Frank, Johanna, Richard
The presentation of the 2010 FRANK IFIELD INTERNATIONAL SPUR AWARD was made at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club during the Canterbury Country show that also featured performances by previous winners... NICKI GILLIS (2009),
KAREN LYNNE (2007), WAYNE HORSBURGH (2000) and MIKE CARR (1999)
NICKI, KAREN, MIKE, WAYNE, JOHANNA, FRANK
NICKI, KAREN, MIKE, WAYNE, JOHANNA, FRANK


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Congratulations to NICKI GILLIS, winner of the 2009 Frank Ifield International Spur Award, for hitting the No. 1 spot on the Hotdisc chart in the U.K. and staying at the top for a fourth week with her own compostion Be A Star from her album Lucy's Daughter! A great prelude to her second tour of the U.K. coming up in June and July 2010.

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Frank Ifield and Cliff Richard 2010
The recent Australian leg of the 'CLIFF AND THE SHADOWS - 50th Anniversary Tour' was also a chance for another reunion of long-time pals. Pictured above: (Sir) Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield (OAM). Photo by kind courtesy of Mike Featherstone.

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Frank Ifield is set to wow Revesby Workers Club with his 'I REMEMBER YOU' show that tells the story of this legendary singing star, set against a backdrop of the times.

TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2010
- Doors Open at 1:00pm.
Approx. showtime - 1:30pm to 3pm
$20.00 Reserved seating,
$16 members, $20 guests
Tickets from www.rwc.org.au
(02) 9772 2100

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the finale
A standing ovation for FRANK IFIELD's
International Spur Award Show at the Tamworth Town Hall,
starring NICKI GILLIS, JOHANNA HEMARA, MIKE CARR and DONNA BOYD
with Bob Howe & the Hillbilly Heaven band
and a surprise appearance from Darren Carr.
(Photos by Peter Versace)

DONNA BOYD and DARREN CARR
DONNA BOYD and DARREN CARR

DONNA BOYD
DONNA BOYD

FRANK IFIELD
FRANK IFIELD

MIKE CARR
MIKE CARR

NICKI GILLIS
NICKI GILLIS



THE INTERNATIONAL SPUR AWARD SHOW COMES TO TAMWORTH
Wed 20th January 2010 - 9am, Tamworth Town Hall

This one-off show at the Tamworth Town Hall is an opportunity for our host
Frank Ifield to pay tribute to the International success of three worthy winners of his Spur Award - each one having proved a credit to Australian Country Music, both here and on the world stage.
Looking back to 1996, during the early concept of the 'Galston Country Music Festival', it was decided by the Rotary Club of Galston that their festival's patron, Frank Ifield OAM should present his own highly unique award and that they would sponsor it to promote and further the careers of Australian Independent Country Music talent for the world market. Only one award is presented each year at a special 'Frank Ifield Awards Night'.
1999 saw the Spur Award being presented from stage during Frank's own radio show on the 2KY Radio Network to Mike Carr who has since gone on to achieve great heights as a singer and prolific songwriter. Then the new century spawned new concepts and the award became known as 'The Frank Ifield International Spur Award' utilising Frank's expertise to further promote our Australian talent overseas.
Our 2003 winner Donna Boyd had a string of European top ten hits and toured the UK and Ireland during 2004.
Then last year saw the talented Nicki Gillis win the award and a very successful tour of the UK was undertaken last July with a follow-up tour already for 2010. Along with these wonderful artists, Frank will be introducing you to the debut of a bright young talented performer Johanna Hemara who is also doing her Tamworth Record Launch.
All this plus the Bob Howe and the Hillbilly Heaven Band makes this 'once-only' show a must-see! It is guaranteed to bring to you great country music entertainment of world class standard.

Tickets available from 2 Nov 2009...click here
or phone Tourism Tamworth 02 6767 5300

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