Singers-EP.7-Frankie Davidson Part 1
Play • 32 min

Here’s Episode One of the Frankie Davidson Story; a bit later than expected. As it turned out there isn’t a lot that has been written about Frankie. The History of Aussie Music Blogspot has an excellent summary and Glenn A Baker wrote a thorough obituary at the time of Frankie’s recent passing. I discovered a three-hour field interview on the NLA site conducted in 2013 by Rob Willis. Then, I dug deep into TROVE and found a lot of references from original newspapers/magazines. All of that took time! Anyway, I hope that you enjoy this first episode which focusses on Frankie’s early years and his recordings from 1956 to 1960. As you will discover, whilst the comedic intent was ever present, it only emerged in a couple of instances in these early recordings. Did Frankie record Australia’s first rock ‘n’ roll record?? Enjoy the journey back to Frankie Davidson’s early years!

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