Personalities | Connie Francis | Fifties | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1938)

New Jersey-born Concetta Franconero appeared on Arthur Godfrey’s TV talent show, and while still at university, signed to MGM Records. 1958’s UK chart topper, ‘Who’s Sorry Now’ was the first of eight mainly sentimental million-selling US hits, including 1959’s ‘Among My Souvenirs’, and 1960’s ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’, the first of three US No. 1s. Her second UK No. 1, 1958’s ‘Stupid Cupid’, only made the US Top 20, but was one of 56 US hits before 1970. Her career was interrupted in 1974, when she was victim of a sex attack, but she returned to performing in 1978.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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