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I Remember Me - The First 25 years - Frank Ifield Autobiography Volume One
AUTOBIOGRAPHY VOL. 1
AVAILABLE NOW!
2017 NEWS FEED:-   LATEST CD | LIVE ON STAGE UK 2017 | SPUR AWARD 2017 | SENIORS EXPO 2017
BIRTHDAYS 2016 | ARIA WALL OF FAME | LIVE ON STAGE 2016 | FRANK AT NUMBER ONE



FRANK ON THE RADIO

Uckfield FM While on his recent UK tour, Frank Ifield visited Uckfield FM to be part of Paul Hazell's World Of Country. Broadcast in two parts, the theme for the shows was 'He Did It Frank's way'. Paul and Frank chose a wide range of classic country originals to play, each being followed by Frank's cover version. The result highlighted the originality of Frank's vocals and the musical arrangements of Norrie Paramor and others.

Did you miss the shows when they were broadcast in May and June 2017? Fear not! You can hear the replays anytime by clicking HERE (www.uckfieldfm.co.uk/shows/paul-hazells-world-of-country/)
or go straight to PART ONE or PART TWO.

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UK TOUR DATES - MAY 2017

'I REMEMBER YOU - AN INTIMATE AUDIENCE WITH FRANK IFIELD & FRIENDS'

CLICK ON THE VENUE NAME TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE,
CHECK SHOW TIMES AND BOOK TICKETS.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DATES...


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Thursday 9th March 2017
At the Canterbury Country show in Sydney,
FRANK IFIELD presented the 2017 Frank Ifield International Spur Award
(in association with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club and Galston Rotary Club) to....
... TROY KEMP !!
Frank Ifield, TROY KEMP, Richard Young
Frank Ifield, TROY KEMP, Richard Young (Galston Rotary)
This was the 20th International Spur Award to be presented!

As part of his prize, Troy Kemps's recording 'Small Town Girl' has been released for airplay in the UK and Europe. In its first week it entered the country chart at #9 and has now moved from #7 up to #6.

Frank and Richard surprise Troy onstage
Frank and Richard surprise Troy onstage

Spur Winners
SPUR WINNERS:- NICKI GILLIS (2009), WAYNE HORSBURGH (2000), FRANK,
EMMA HANNAH (2012), NEILLYRICH (2016), TROY KEMP (2017)

NICKI GILLS and FRANK IFIELD with TROY KEMP
Hosts of the 'Australian Country Showcase' TV show -
NICKI GILLIS and FRANK IFIELD with TROY KEMP

EMMA HANNAH, KENNY KITCHING, TROY KEMP, NICKI GILLIS, FRANK IFIELD, RICHARD YOUNGEMMA HANNAH, KENNY KITCHING, TROY KEMP, NICKI GILLIS, FRANK, RICHARD YOUNG Wayne leads the finale and Frank joins in
Wayne leads the finale and Frank joins in

Wayne Horsburgh, Mary Schneider, Frank Ifield, George Payne
Backstage...four of the finest yodellers...
Wayne Horsburgh, Mary Schneider, Frank Ifield, George Payne

The cast
The cast of the show:- NICKI GILLIS, KENNY KITCHING, BOB HOWE, WAYNE HORSBURGH, FRANK IFIELD, EMMA HANNAH, MATT McNEILLY, AMELIA RICHARDS, TROY KEMP

FRANK IFIELD and the 2017 Frank ifield International Spur Award winner....TROY KEMP
FRANK IFIELD and the 2017 Frank ifield International Spur Award winner....TROY KEMP

More photos at the Canterbury Country website...


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Also in Sydney:
Frank performed and talked with TV & Radio Broadcaster Susie Elelman on the Rhythmboat Live Stage at the 2017 NSW Seniors Festival Expo on Tue 7 March and Wed 8 March at the Sydney International Convention Centre.
Thanks to David Lazarus of the Sydney Harbour Rhythmboat for these photos:
Frank Ifield and Bob Downe
Frank Ifield and Bob Downe


Bob Downe, John 'Elvis' Collins and Frank Ifield

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Sunday 5th March 2017:
Frank Ifield was the special guest on Radio 3AW in Melbourne on the 3AW Nightline show with Philip Brady, Simon Owens and Kevin Trask.
You can hear a full podcast of the interview by clicking HERE...

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'Birthday Celebrations'

Frank's Birthday
Frank celebrating his birthday in November with JIM HAYNES, MELANIE DYER, AMBER LAWRENCE and WAYNE HORSBURGH. Thanks to Gaye Johnson-Weeks for the photo.

Frank was also on-hand at the December Canterbury Country show in Sydney, to help the show's producer (and Frank's Musical Director) BOB HOWE celebrate his birthday!

FRANK IFIELD, DONNA FISK, BOB HOWE
FRANK IFIELD backstage with 2015 'SPUR' Award-Winner DONNA FISK
and producer BOB HOWE (photo by Laura Gillis)

WAYNE HORSBURGH and BOB
WAYNE HORSBURGH and BOB singing Bye Bye Love
which appears on Bob's new CD 'Act Naturally' (photo by John Dalton)

NICKI on Air Guitar, BOB on Tomkins Guitar
Co-Host and 2009 'Spur' winner NICKI GILLIS on Air Guitar
and BOB on Tomkins Guitar (photo by John Dalton)

FRANK IFIELD, JOHN DALTON, WAYNE HORSBURGH, MICHAEL PARSONS
In the audience, FRANK, JOHN DALTON (co-writer with Bob of Wayne's Diamantina Yodel), WAYNE HORSBURGH and 2RRR-FM Broadcaster MICHAEL PARSONS (photo by Therese Dalton)


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23 November 2016: Today at The Star in Sydney, ARIA (the Australian Recording Industry Association) celebrated the 30th anniversary of the ARIA Awards. Pictured above is the plaque in ARIA Hall Of Fame Walk at The Star commemorating the 2007 induction of FRANK IFIELD into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. Thanks to Robert Rigby for the photo.

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'Readers Response'

Thanks to Todd who sent in these two photos of his Mother. Frank remembers Lynette (below left) as being a fine singer and the photo below right was taken at the airport on the 4th November 1959, just before Frank boarded the inaugural Comet flight to London. He also recalls that their mutual friend 'Laine Goddard "... wrote my first major hit here in Australia. It was a done to a slow rock and roll beat and called 'TRUE', based on the Overture from Swan Lake by some bloke called Tchaikovsky and arranged by Australia's legendary Jazz king Don Burrows". A blast from the past!

Lynette Lynette and Frank

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Frank in full flight belting out a 'MO'ment to remember
at the MO Awards 40th Anniversary show.
(Photo by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics)

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Encore CD cover
NEW CD OUT NOW - 'ENCORE'.

Order your autographed copy here!

$30.00 (Australian Dollars) includes World-Wide postage and packing.
(At the 'check-out', look for 'Add special instructions to the seller'
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FANFARE RECORDS MEDIA RELEASE:
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.

ENCORE TRACKLISTING

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
20 Please
21 Good Hearted Woman
22 Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast

RELEASED 22ND JULY 2016

ENCORE CD cover

$30.00 (Australian Dollars) includes World-Wide postage and packing.
(At the 'check-out', look for 'Add special instructions to the seller'
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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.

on stage
At the 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
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 shows were on
Saturday 7th May 2016 at
The Seymour Centre,
(York Theatre), SYDNEY and
Sunday 8th May 2016 at
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre,
(Q Theatre), PENRITH.

Brodie as Young Frank
Brodie Miles as Young Frank

The Orchestra
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.

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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:

  • 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
Source: The Coventry Telegraph, Oct 2014.

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Thursday 10th March 2016
At the Canterbury Country show in Sydney,
FRANK IFIELD presented the 2016 International Spur Award
(in association with Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club and Galston Rotary Club) to....
NeillyRich!
FRANK IFIELD and TONY PAGE (Galston Rotary) with NEILLYRICH
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 IFIELD with NICKI GILLIS and WAYNE HORSBURGH
FRANK with previous winners NICKI GILLIS (2009) and WAYNE HORSBURGH (2000)


NeillyRich ... surprise!

FRANK IFIELD with AMELIA RICHARDS and MATT McNEILLY
FRANK IFIELD with AMELIA RICHARDS and MATT McNEILLY

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