Connie Francis


Connie Francis is an American pop singer of Italian heritage and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1950s and 1960s. Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw. Despite several severe interruptions in her career, Francis is still active as a recording and performing artist (as of November 2011).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Connie Francis.


1938 Birth Born on December 12, 1938.


1951 - 1953 2 More Events
1956 17 Years Old Despite these failures, Francis was hired to record the vocals for Tuesday Weld's "singing" scenes in the 1956 movie Rock, Rock, Rock, and for Freda Holloway in the 1957 Warner Brothers rock and roll movie Jamboree.
1957 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In the fall of 1957, Francis enjoyed her first chart success with a duet single she had recorded with Marvin Rainwater: "The Majesty of Love", backed with "You, My Darlin' You", peaked at # 93 on Billboard's Hot 100. … Read More
1958 19 Years Old The single seemed to go unnoticed like all previous releases – just as Francis had predicted, but on January 1, 1958, the song debuted on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. … Read More


…  In 1959, she gained two gold records for a double-sided hit: on the A-side, "Lipstick on Your Collar," (#5), and on the B-side, "Frankie" (#9).
Francis used these reflections as the basis for her April 1960 recording, "Everybody's Somebody's Fool." … Read More
1961 - 1962 2 More Events
1963 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Francis' first autobiographical book, For Every Young Heart, was published in 1963. … Read More
1964 25 Years Old A number of Francis' singles continued to reach the top 40 in the US Hot 100 through the mid-1960s, with her last top-40 entry being 1964's "Be Anything (but Be Mine)". … Read More
1965 26 Years Old In 1965, Connie Francis participated in that year's edition of the annual San Remo Festival, where her team partner Gigliola Cinquetti and she presented "Ho bisogno di vederti", which finished on #5 of the final ranking.
1967 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Francis returned to San Remo in 1967 to present "Canta Ragazzina" with her team partner Bobby Solo, but did not reach the finals.


1969 - 1973 3 More Events
1974 35 Years Old After her modest success with "(Should I) Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree?" Francis began performing regularly again. While appearing at the Westbury Music Fair in New York, on November 8, 1974, Francis was raped at the Jericho Turnpike Howard Johnson's Lodge and nearly suffocated to death under the weight of a heavy mattress the culprit had thrown upon her. … Read More
1977 38 Years Old In 1977, Francis underwent nasal surgery and completely lost her voice. … Read More
1978 39 Years Old In 1978, Francis returned to the recording studio to cut an album titled Who's Happy Now? … Read More


1981 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Francis returned to the recording studio in 1981 to cut "Comme ci, comme ça", and "I'm Me Again". … Read More
1982 43 Years Old However, despite the fact that her 1982 recording "There's Still a Few Good Love Songs Left in Me" brought Francis her last notation on the country charts, several songs never made it beyond the status of being recorded. … Read More


1989 50 Years Old In 1989, Connie Francis resumed her recording and performing career again. … Read More
1992 53 Years Old In 1992, a medley of remixed versions of her biggest German hits charted in Germany. … Read More
1995 56 Years Old In 1995, Francis recorded The Return Concert, a live album which was released on Legacy Recordings. … Read More


2002 - 2007 3 More Events
2008 69 Years Old She appeared in concert in Manila, the Philippines, on Valentine's Day 2008.
2010 71 Years Old In 2010, she also appeared at the Las Vegas Hilton with Dionne Warwick, a show billed as "Eric Floyd's Grand Divas of Stage". … Read More
2011 72 Years Old Although this album continues to be re-released under various names on countless low-budget labels, With Love To Buddy remains Francis' last original release as of October 2011. … Read More
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