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Connie Francis

Here is a song, typical of the style of the great Connie Francis, one of the most popular vocalists in the world.
Connie Francis (born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as "Who's Sorry Now?" (a cover version of a 1923 song that launched her into super-stardom worldwide), "Where The Boys Are" and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". She is considered the most prolific female rock 'n' roll hit-maker of the early rock era - the late 1950's to the early 1960's. Francis recorded in nine languages during her career, including English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, and even Japanese, and remade many of her hits in foreign languages. In fact, her biggest hit album in the U.S. was 1960's "Italian Favorites", and she followed it with several more albums of Italian songs over the years, as well as collections of Spanish-language and Jewish songs, among others. Connie Francis has always been a great fan of country music and recorded several albums of country standards during her pop career. "Where The Boys Are" gained wide exposure through its inclusion in the 1960 motion picture with the same title. Francis had a role in the film and sang the title song. During the first half of the 1960's she starred in three additional films - "Follow the Boys" (1963), "Looking for Love" (1964) and "When the Boys Meet the Girls" (1965). In 1960 Francis became the youngest headliner to sing in Las Vegas, where she played 28 days a year for nine years. In 1961 she was successful in starring in her own television special on ABC television. She appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show on July 1, 1962 with French singing star Johnny Hallyday in a show that was taped at the famous Moulin Rouge in Paris, France. On July 3, 1963 she played a Command performance before Queen Elizabeth II at the Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Connie Francis still performs for the greatest pleasure of her legions of fans.
Enjoy Connie's great voice and beauty!

Hold me, thrill me, kiss me

Another great song, Al di là (on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1964).

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