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  • Frankie’s Words

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    Over the years during my association with Frankie Laine, I have had several talks with him. Some of these chats were official (I’ve conducted a few interview sessions with Frankie, both in person and over the telephone).  A few of our conversations were casual—either in person, or on the telephone. Many famous people of today, […]

  • Frankie Laine Is a ‘Tough Sell’

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    I have always been at a loss as to why Frankie Laine has never retained the notoriety he deserves. Singers like Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dean Martin, and, of course, Tony Bennett have become synonymous with musical history, and everybody knows them whenever their names are mentioned. My Laine colleagues agree. […]

  • Frankie Laine Bestowed a Gift

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    I am turning 60 years old this month. This is a milestone for me, which initiated my pondering of important events that have occurred throughout my life. Certainly uppermost on my list was my wonderful fortune in meeting and becoming friends with the great Frankie Laine. In past blogs, I have attempted to provide readers […]

  • Remembering Frankie Laine’s Youngest Brother, Phil

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    Until his death a few years ago, Frankie Laine’s youngest brother, Phil LoVecchio, was the sole survivor of the LoVecchio siblings. NOTE: I recently found it extremely ironic that there is another, younger (and as far as I know, unrelated), Phil LoVecchio, who heads up his own company in the St. Louis area. That company […]

  • Up Among the Stars

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    It seems like, thus far, 2016 has been a notable year regarding losing a large number of our famed celebrities. I’ve seen this expressed over and over on social media. People who have grown up enjoying these performers most keenly feel this loss. These beloved stars have become part of the societal psyche. We “baby […]

  • Frankie Expressed Every Emotion

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    Before I continue with part six of my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine, I would like to remark about the emotional Laine. A Remarkable Singer’s Human Traits I am a collector of Frankie Laine’s career works. My Laine Library includes not only memorabilia and audio, but video (including, of course, film) performances […]

  • Frankie Sings ‘Silent Night’

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    Before I continue with part five of my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine, I would like to convey a couple of my thoughts about Frankie. Those Knit Ties Shortly after becoming famous in the late 1940s, Frankie Laine undoubtedly was attempting to start a fashion trend by wearing knit neckties exclusively. In […]

  • Witnessing Frankie in Slumber and Emotion

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    Before I continue with part four of my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine, I would like to relate another Frankie Laine association. A Perplexity Deciphered There had been a conundrum within the Frankie Laine circle for years. Thanks to my friend Tony Cooper from England, that puzzle has now been resolved. Tony, […]

  • Laine Luncheon

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    Before I continue with part three of my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine, I want to touch upon a couple of interesting topics associated with my idol. Over the years, I have noted that some people wonder why Frankie Laine never made a Christmas album. It seems that virtually all famous songsters […]