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  • Frankie Envisaged That We Would Meet Again

    Before I continue with the final part of my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine in 1985, I would like to note the late great Frankie Laine’s 103rd birthday on March 30. It doesn’t seem possible that it has been just over nine years since I received the news during a sad phone […]

  • Frankie Expressed Every Emotion

    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’

    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 […]

  • Benny Hollman

    Team Frankie Laine’s partner Benny Hollman passed away on December 12th, 2015 with his loving family around him at his home in Mira Mesa. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, his son’s Marc, Eric, daughter Debra, and his 6 Grandchildren.

  • Witnessing Frankie in Slumber and Emotion

    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

    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 […]

  • Frankie Saved the Day

    Before I continue my story about my first meeting with Frankie Laine, I want to relay why I have loved this great vocal stylist since first hearing him sing. The emotion he emotes while singing each song is what has always thrilled me. Before Frankie Laine, no singer since Al Jolson has attempted to allow […]

  • Where Do I Begin?

    Team Frankie Laine has given me the distinct honor to write a monthly blog on this website about the late great singer Frankie Laine. My initial reaction to this writing assignment was “Great! I am grateful to be assigned such a task, but, I thought, where do I begin?” Anxiety crept in. How do I […]

  • FLASH… FRANKIE LAINE NEWS SPECIAL!

    We are now able to accept your tax deductible contributions towards the mutual goals of “Team Frankie Laine”and the “American Jazz Institute”