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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Post 445 - Frank Ifield - Give Him My Regards EP

Francis Edward Ifield was born on the 30th November 1937. He is an early Australian-English easy listening and country music singer. He achieved considerable success in the early 1960s, especially in the UK Singles Chart, where he had four Number 1 hits between 1962 and 1963. Born in Coundon, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, Ifield moved with his Australian parents to Dural, 50 km from Sydney, about 1946. It was a rural district and he listened to country music while milking the cows. At the age of thirteen he recorded "Did You See My Daddy Over There?", and by the age of 19 was the number one recording artist in Australia and New Zealand. He returned to the UK in 1959. His first record in the UK was "Lucky Devil" in 1960 which got to number 22 in the UK charts. His next six records were less successful, but he finally broke through with "I Remember You" which topped the charts for seven weeks in 1962. Known for Ifield's falsetto and a slight yodel, it was the second highest-selling single of that year in the UK and became the seventh million-selling single. Here to download from 1961 is his EP "Give Him My Regards" (SEGO-8495).

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