Georgie Fame
English rhythm and blues and jazz singer, and keyboard player
Georgie Fame
Georgie Fame is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer, and keyboard player. The one-time rock and roll tour musician, who had a string of 1960s hits, is still a popular performer, often working with contemporaries such as Van Morrison and Bill Wyman.
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UKIP leader calls for Waterside quality review
The Bucks Herald - over 3 years
A political leader has called for a debate on the quality of the Waterside Theatre’s programme and the amount of time it spends in darkness. Following our story last week which highlighted concerns over the £47m theatre, UKIP district leader Chris Adams received several emails from disgruntled residents. He said: “We can bring it up at council. “It looks like it needs a review. People like the music side of things and want to see more music related stuff. “The thing that sticks out to me is that it is not being used as much as it should be and that is quite concerning because taxpayers’ money was pumped into it and we need a good return. “When I go by the theatre many times it is in complete darkness. “Why not open it up during these times to local community groups?” Lib Dem district leader Steve Lambert added: “It was expensive but now we have it we must make it a success, it’s an anchor building for the centre of Aylesbury. “They could have more shows, but the shows they d ...
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Cops: Drunk Driver Said He Had One Lung
Morristown Patch - almost 5 years
Morristown police say a man brought in for alleged driving while intoxicated refused to submit to a breath test because, he said, he only had one lung. But, when police told George Fahme, 25, of Brooklyn, NY, they were going to add a charge of refusal to submit to a breath test to an already extensive list of charges, he told them he would "do it right this time," police said. Fahme was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, delaying/obstructing traffic, unclear plates, failure to wear a seatbelt, careless driving, refusal to submit to the test and failure to exhibit a driver's license at 2:15 a.m. on April 25. Officer Anthony O'Brien was driving through a Morristown Parking Authority lot when his path was blocked by a 2008 Lexus with New York license plates and its rear passenger door open, according to his report about the incident. After O'Brien observed the passengers for a few minutes, both from behind their vehicle and from alongside it, one of them said ...
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skozi ušesa - Dnevnik/si
Google News - over 5 years
Tak primer je bil zlasti eden najbolj prirejanih songov Sunny (z njo se je leta 1966 na lestvice prebil Georgie Fame), ki je imel prepoznaven uvod in zaključek, vse vmes pa je bilo prepuščeno vznesenemu dialogu kitarista Primoža Grašiča in pianista
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Janne Schaffer tar elgitarren till kyrkan - Örnsköldsviks Allehanda
Google News - over 5 years
Han har även ackompanjerat Tina Turner, Frank Zappa, Neil Sedaka, Todd Rundgren och Georgie Fame. – Ja, det har blivit mycket, men nu kommer det snart ännu fler, säger Janne Schaffer. Nästa år ger jag mig ut på en rikstäckande turné
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Mark Winkler Announces New CD and Upcoming Appearances - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
An unabashed fan of Georgie Fame, Winkler's rendition of the George and Ira Gershwin classic "But Not For Me" - arranged by Brueggemann - was inspired by the British R&B/jazz icon's version, heard on his Ben Sidran produced Poet In New York album
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This Day in Music: August 14th - Gibson
Google News - over 5 years
1970, the first day of the three-day Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival at Krumlin, Yorkshire featured Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, The Kinks, Elton John, Mungo Jerry, Yes, Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Juicy Lucy, Pretty Things and The Groundhogs
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What's on this week in Bucks - Bucks Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Born in Belfast, Kerr came to prominence as a member of Georgie Fame's Blue Flames, and although he still often plays with him he has now enjoying enormous success as a solo artist. He has become at firm favourite at the Marlow Jazz Club with a
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Kiwi saxophonist hits the right notes - Auckland stuff.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
"It's been quite a journey," says Brian, whose career started rising after he moved to London in 1964, touring with the likes of Humphrey Littleton, Alexis Korner, T-Bone Walker, Georgie Fame, Alan Price, Annie Ross, Bing Crosby, Mark Murphy,
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Comedy review: Bob Downe: 20 Golden Greats - Edinburgh Festivals
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, we are bathed in mellow melodies wrest from the likes of Cher, Astrud Gilberto and Georgie Fame, and made Bob's own. The show is admirably slick and it would be wrong not to credit Neil on sound, Matt and his delightful lighting and Lou
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The 7 worst ever X-Factor performances - betting.betfair.com
Google News - over 5 years
Scott Bruton was the victim of a shocking song choice, when his mentor Simon Cowell picked the Georgie Fame hit 'Yeh Yeh'. Bruton's vocals were curiously quiet throughout and were regularly drowned out by his backing singers. Louis Walsh summed it up,
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SIX OF THE BEST - CD REVIEW - NewsTime
Google News - over 5 years
Of the 12 tracks “Like Young”, the almost identical arrangement of Georgie Fame's version of “But Not for Me” complete with words (vocalese) to Chet Baker's famous trumpet solo, and swinging tasteful brush work from Steve Barnes, a raving “On Broadway”
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Host a music festival in your home - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Now the likes of Georgie Fame, Long John Baldry, Bill Wyman and Jools Holland, as well as Brooker, are keen to perform. This year they hosted 8000 people over the festival weekend, including many campers. Local suppliers of curries, hog roasts,
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Georgie Fame inleder Blå måndag på Skansen - MyNewsdesk (pressmeddelande)
Google News - over 5 years
Sommarens jazzserie Blå måndag med konserter på Sollidenscenen inleds med ett gästspel av Georgie Fame med Kjell Öhman, Hans Backenroth och Jocke Ekberg. Kommande måndagar får jazzvänner lyssna till Matthias Algotsson Trio, Svante Thuresson,
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BluesFest London, various venues - Financial Times
Google News - over 5 years
Green has enticed an international roster of artists to play, from British talent such as Claire Martin, Dr John and Georgie Fame to “legends” BB King and Liza Minnelli, with the hope of inspiring a new generation of jazz lovers. On the opening night,
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"Jakob Dreyer's SoUND mal anders" - Hamburg-Magazin
Google News - over 5 years
Jakob Dreyer spielte ua mit (oder unter der Leitung von) Gary Barone, Gustavo Bergalli, Buggy Braune, Gabriel Coburger, Frank Delle, Georgie Fame, Fiete Felsch, Joe Gallardo, Torsten Goods, Dusko Goykovich, Ben Herman, Wolf Kerschek, Nils Landgren,
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OFFBEAT: 'Christmas Story' auditions in Chicago have actor Peter Billingsley ... - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Georgie Fame is 68. Singer Brenda Holloway is 65. Actress Pamela Bellwood (Claudia Blaisdel on "Dynasty") is 60. Soccer star Gordon McQueen is 59. Actor Robert Davi ("Profiler") is 60. Musician Mick Jones of The Clash and actor Gedde Watanabe
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Celeb Birthdays for the Week of June 26-July 2 - ABC News
Google News - over 5 years
Singer Georgie Fame is 68. Singer Brenda Holloway is 65. Actor Robert Davi ("Profiler") is 60. Musician Mick Jones of The Clash is 56. Singer Chris Isaak is 55. Singer Patty Smyth is 54. Singer Terri Nunn of Berlin is 50. Singer Harriet Wheeler of The
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Swingin' Groningen terug van weggeweest - Groninger Gezinsbode
Google News - over 5 years
De agenda van zaterdag biedt: Mo' Horizons, Smoove & Turrell, Kraak & Smaak, Billy Cobham, Eric Vloeimans & Gatecrash, Bruut!, Euro Cinema, Mop Mop, Smederij Jazz Party, Sexy B, Dolf de Vries & Georgie Fame (www.swingingroningen.nl)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Georgie Fame
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 71
    In October 2015 Fame announced a 12-date UK tour and on 4 October was a guest on BBC Radio 2's Weekend Wogan.
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    Fame was featured in Diana Krall's cover of his early hit "Yeh Yeh" on Krall's Wildflower album released on 3 February 2015.
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  • 2014
    Age 70
    In July 2014 Fame played two consecutive dates at the village hall in Goring-on-Thames and then at the Cornbury Festival in Oxfordshire
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  • 2010
    Age 66
    On 18 April 2010, Fame, together with his two sons Tristan Powell (guitar) and James Powell (drums), performed at the Live Room at Twickenham Stadium, as part of the 10th-birthday celebrations of "The Eel Pie Club".
    More Details Hide Details Part of the proceeds from the concert will benefit The Otakar Kraus Trust, which provides music and voice therapy for children and young people with physical and mental difficulties. The trio performed later that same year at the opening night at Towersey Festival. Fame has been the popular headline act at the Croatian Grosnjan Jazz Festival for several years, as a result of his connection with the now deceased Croatian vibraphone player Boško Petrović who founded it. Fame has made several albums on his own Three Line Whip label since the late 1990s, mostly new original compositions with a jazz/R&B framework.
  • 2009
    Age 65
    Fame has frequently played residences at jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's. He has also played organ on Starclub's album. He was the headline act on the Sunday night at the Jazz World stage at the 2009 Glastonbury Festival, this following a headline gig the night before at the "Midsummer Music @ Spencers" festival in Essex.
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  • 2008
    Age 64
    Fame appeared as a special guest on Morrison's television concert show presented by BBC Four series on 25 and 27 April 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Fame was also founding member of his friend Bill Wyman's early band Rhythm Kings, touring with the band. He has also worked with Count Basie, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Joan Armatrading and the Verve.
    Morrison refers to Fame in the line "I don't run into Mr. Clive" in his song "Don't Go to Nightclubs Anymore" featured on the 2008 Keep It Simple album.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 45
    Fame played organ on all of the Van Morrison albums between 1989 and 1997, and starred at Terry Dillon's 60th-birthday party on 10 May 2008.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1974
    Age 30
    In 1974, Fame reformed the Blue Flames and also began to sing with Europe's finest orchestras and big bands, a musical tradition he still currently pursues.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1970s, he also wrote jingles for several UK radio and TV commercials, and composed the music for the feature films Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970) and The Alf Garnett Saga (1972). The theme tune from Entertaining Mr Sloane was issued as the B-side of the 1970 single "Somebody Stole My Thunder". Fame has collaborated with other successful popular musicians. He has been a core member of Van Morrison's band, as well as his musical producer. Fame also played keyboards and sang harmony vocals on such tracks as "In the Days before Rock 'n' Roll" from the album Enlightenment, while still recording and touring as an artist in his own right.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 28
    In 1972, Fame married Nicolette (née Harrison), Marchioness of Londonderry, the former wife of the 9th Marquess.
    More Details Hide Details Lady Londonderry already had given birth to one of Fame's children during her marriage to the marquess; the child, Tristan, bore the courtesy title Viscount Castlereagh and was believed to be heir to the marquisate. When tests determined that the child was actually Fame's, the Londonderrys divorced. The couple had another son, James, during their marriage. Nicolette Powell died on 13 August 1993, after jumping off the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Fame said that they had stayed happily married because of her "charm, beauty, forbearance and understanding". Fame is a supporter of the Countryside Alliance and has played concerts to raise funds for the organisation. Fame's 1966 "Music Talk" has been sampled by:
  • 1971
    Age 27
    Fame continued playing into the 1970s, having a hit, "Rosetta", with his close friend Alan Price, ex-keyboard player of the Animals, in 1971, and they worked together extensively for a time.
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  • 1967
    Age 23
    His greatest chart success was "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967, which was a number one hit in the United Kingdom, and No.7 in the United States. "Yeh Yeh" and "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" sold over one million copies, and were awarded gold discs.
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  • 1966
    Age 22
    Fame's version of the Bobby Hebb song "Sunny" made No. 13 in the UK charts in September 1966.
    More Details Hide Details The follow-up, "Sitting in the Park", a Billy Stewart cover, made No. 12.
    His single "Get Away", released on 21 July 1966, spent one week at No. 1 on the UK chart and 11 weeks on the chart in total.
    More Details Hide Details The song was originally written as a jingle for a television petrol advertisement. It was later used as the theme tune for a quiz show on Australian television. After the song was a hit Fame disbanded his band and went solo.
    Cat Stevens, who had released his first hit song "I Love My Dog", opened with Fame on 26 December 1966 for three weeks in the "Fame in '67 Show" at London's Saville Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details In later years Fame was billed again with the Blue Flames: in the early 2000s he led a new line-up including his son.
    At this point, after 1966's album Sweet Thing was released, Fame broke up the band, signed to CBS and went on to record solo, having been advised by his management to pursue an "all-round entertainment" career, somewhat as Manfred Mann's Paul Jones was then doing.
    More Details Hide Details Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames were the only act from the UK invited to perform with the first Motown Review in the UK in the mid-1960s. The 'Tamla Motown Package Show' was a 21-date UK tour featuring, amongst others, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas.
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Born in 1965.
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    His version of "Yeh, Yeh", released on 14 January 1965, spent two weeks at No. 1 on the UK singles chart and a total of 12 weeks on the chart.
    More Details Hide Details The following-up single, in 1965, was "In The Meantime", which also charted in both UK and US. Fame made his US television debut that same year on the NBC Hullabaloo series.
    Fame also appeared on television in 1965 in the "New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert" held at the Empire Pool, Wembley on 11 April 1965, playing "Yeh Yeh" and Rufus Thomas' "Walking the Dog".
    More Details Hide Details The follow-up "In The Meantime" (February 1965) only scraped the top twenty and the next two offerings were little heard. Then "Getaway", released on 21 July 1966, did very well reaching the top of the UK chart for a week and spending 11 weeks on the chart in all. The song, originally recorded with a view to using it as a television jingle for a petrol advertisement, was later used as the theme tune for a quiz show on Australian television. The two subsequent singles, "Sunny" and "Sitting in the Park" made number 13 and 12 respectively.
  • 1964
    Age 20
    In 1964 Fame and the band appeared on five episodes of ITV's Ready Steady Go!
    More Details Hide Details When Ronan O'Rahilly, who then managed him, could not get Fame's first record played by the BBC and was also turned down by Radio Luxembourg, he announced that he would start his own radio station to promote the record. The station became the offshore pirate radio station Radio Caroline. Fame subsequently enjoyed regular chart success with singles, having three Top 10 hits, which all made number one in the UK Singles Chart.
    It failed to reach the chart but the October 1964 follow-up, Fame at Last, achieved No. 15 on the UK album chart.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1963
    Age 19
    In September 1963 the band recorded its debut album, Rhythm And Blues at the Flamingo, live at the Flamingo Club.
    More Details Hide Details Produced by Ian Samwell, who had previously played with Cliff Richard, and engineered by Glyn Johns, the album was released, in place of a planned single, on the EMI Columbia label.
  • 1961
    Age 17
    When the backing band got the sack at the end of 1961, the band were re-billed as "Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames" and went on to enjoy great success with a repertoire largely of rhythm and blues numbers.
    More Details Hide Details Fame was influenced from early on by jazz and such blues musicians as Willie Mabon and Mose Allison, and was one of the first white artists to be influenced by the ska music he heard in Jamaican cafes in and around Ladbroke Grove. Black American soldiers who visited the Flamingo Club, where the band had a three-year residency, would play him the latest jazz and blues releases from America, "Midnight Special" by Jimmy Smith, "Grooving With Jug" by Gene Ammons and Richard "Groove" Holmes, and "Green Onions" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s. Fame later recalled: In August 1963 the band took a weekly Friday-night spot at "The Scene" on Great Windmill Street.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1943.
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