Jackson C. Frank


Jackson Carey Frank was an American folk musician. Although he released only one official album in his lifetime and never achieved much commercial success, he is reported to have influenced several better-known singer-songwriters such as Paul Simon and Nick Drake.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on March 2, 1943.


1954 11 Years Old The fire, on March 31, 1954, killed fifteen of his fellow students, including Marlene du Pont, Frank's then girlfriend, about whom he would later write the song "Marlene". … Read More


1965 22 Years Old His eponymous 1965 album, Jackson C. Frank, was produced by Paul Simon while the two of them were living in England immersed in the burgeoning local folk scene. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old Although Frank was well received in England for a while, in 1966 things took a turn for the worse as his mental health began to unravel. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old When he returned to England in 1968 he seemed a different person to his friends. … Read More


1975 32 Years Old Karl Dallas wrote an enthusiastic piece in 1975 in Melody Maker, and in 1978, his 1965 album was re-released as Jackson Frank Again, with a new cover sleeve, although this did not in the end make his music much more popular outside of a small number of his fans. Addenda/correction - marriage date: Jack married Elaine Sedgwick on February 2, 1967 in a church in Elma, NY. … Read More


1984 41 Years Old In 1984, his mother, who had been in hospital for open heart surgery, returned home to find Frank missing with no note or forwarding address. … Read More


1999 56 Years Old Frank died of pneumonia and cardiac arrest in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, on March 3, 1999, at the age of 56. … Read More
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