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Frank Ifield

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Australian singer/songwriter/yodeler Frank Ifield was one of the most unique country artists to result from abroad. He was created in Britain, and relocated to Australia in 1948. His dad was an inventor and engineer famed for creating the Ifield pump, a tool used in gas systems for aircraft plane. While still in his teenagers, he became a normal on Bonnington’s Bunkhouse, a favorite radio system, and fallen out of college to pursue a music profession full-time. He made an appearance on additional radio shows aswell, finally landing within the touring Ted Quigg Display, where he remained for quite some time. Ifield authorized with EMI Australia in 1953 and released two effective singles, including “There is a Loveknot in my own Lariat.” Quickly he was hosting a every week tv program, Campfire Favourites. By 1959, Ifield was showing up on all three from the Sydney tv channels. Later on that calendar year, he visited London, and acquired his first British isles strike in 1960 with “Lucky Devil.” He continued to be in Britain and in 1962 became a superstar along with his yodeling traditional “I RECALL You.” The melody stayed near the top of the United kingdom graphs for over 8 weeks, so when released in the us it hit amount five over the pop graphs. His most effective calendar year was 1963, when he have scored two United kingdom number one strikes; among the chart-toppers, “I’m Confessin’ (That I REALLY LIKE You),” a cover of the Rudy Vallée strike, managed to get to the center reaches from the U.S. pop graphs aswell. He continuing having pop graph achievement through 1964, but from then on his profession in Britain started to wane. He found Nashville in 1966 and was produced an Honorary Tennessean from the state’s governor, Frank Clement. Ifield documented two albums in Nashville and debuted within the Grand Ole Opry, where he was an excellent achievement. During 1966-1967, he previously several mid-range strikes: “Contact Her Your Sweetheart,” “NOBODY Will Ever Understand,” and “Story of Two Towns,” documented for Hickory. He once again found recognition in Europe through the ’70s, especially in Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg, and continuing to tour and carry out at nation music celebrations and cabarets.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frank Ifield
Date Of Birth November 30, 1937
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality Australian, British, English
Spouse Carole Ifield, Gillian Bowden
Awards NME Award for British Single, NME Award for New Disc Singer
Music Songs I Remember You, Lovesick Blues, The Wayward Wind, Confessin', She Taught Me How to Yodel, The Yodelling Song, Don't Blame Me, Angry at the Big Oak Tree, Waltzing Matilda, Nobody's Darlin' but Mine, Mule Train, Summer Is Over, Call Her Your Sweetheart, Lucky Devil, Gotta Get a Date, Did You See My Daddy Over There, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye, Whiplash Theme, Then Came She, Say It Isn't So, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, I'm Smiling Now, Happy Go Lucky Me, No One Will Ever Know, Just One More Chance, Abdul Abulbul Amir, I Listen to My Heart, Ain't Gonna Take No for an Answer, My Sweetheart's in Love With a Swiss Mountaineer, Yodelling Mad, Craven a Jingle, Little Old Band of Gold
Albums Frank Ifield Sings, Portrait In Song, Blue Skies, Confessin' (That I Love You), Rovin' Lover, The Singer and the Song, Portrait Of, I Remember You, The Backroom Recordings, Sweet Vibrations, Joanne, I'll Remember You = Te Recuerdo, Born Free, Funny How Time Slips Away, Frank Ifield: The Wayward Wind and other Country Hits, Yours Sincerely, Up Jumped a Swagman, Close to You, Sweet Memories, Yellow Roses, You Came Along, Someone to Give My Love To, Encore (The Ultimate Collection), Happy Tracks, Rarities, You've Still Got A Place In My Heart, Jolly What!, The Complete A-Sides and B-Sides, The Best of Frank Ifield, Remembering the Sixties, She Taught Me To Yodel, The Yodelling Cowboy Years, The Best of the EMI Years, Encore - The Ultimate Collection, Frank Ifield, I'll Remember You, That's the Way It Goes, Lucky Devil, I Remember You - The Early Hits, Tale Of Two Cities, Carl & Frank: The Best of Carl Mann & Frank Ifield, Troubled Heart, Best of Frank Ifield X2, Happy-Go-Lucky Me, Concert In Johannesburg, Frank Ifield's Hits, Riding Down The Canyon Vol 2, Yodel & Country, Vol. 1, Lovesick Blues, Yodeling Cowboy Classics, The EP Collection
Nominations NME Award for World Male Singer, NME Award for British Male Singer, NME Award for World Musical Personality, NME Award for British Vocal Personality, NME Award for Artist for Poll Concert
Movies Up Jumped a Swagman


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1 Currently resides in the Sydney Suburb of Galston, NSW, Australia. [May 2006]
2 He had his only Top 10 US hit in the summer of 1962 with his Pop Country rendition of "I Remember You" written by Johnny Mercer for "The Fleet's In"(1942).
3 Country and pop singer of Australian parentage. Had three successive number 1 hits in the UK in the early sixties.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whiplash 1961 TV Series singer - 34 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Wayward Wind"
Ian Brady: Roghainn a' Bhàis? 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "Confessin' That I Love You"
The Wedding Tackle 2000 performer: "Lovesick Blues"
Paperback Hero 1999 performer: "I remember you"
The Year My Voice Broke 1987 performer: "I Remember You"
Sez Les 1971 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Up Jumped a Swagman 1965 arranger: "Wild Rover", "Botany Bay" / performer: "Wild Rover", "I Remember You", "Once A Jolly Swagman", "Look Don't Touch", "Make It Soon", "Botany Bay", "I've Got A Hole In My Pocket", "Lovin' On My Mind", "I'll Never Feel This Way Again", "I Guess", "Cry Wolf", "Waltzing Matilda" / writer: "Once A Jolly Swagman", "Look Don't Touch", "I've Got A Hole In My Pocket", "Lovin' On My Mind", "I'll Never Feel This Way Again", "I Guess", "Cry Wolf"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Up Jumped a Swagman 1965 Dave Kelly

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spicks and Specks 2007 TV Series Himself
In Search of the Lonesome Yodel 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
After They Were Famous 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
An Audience with Dame Edna Everage 1980 TV Movie Himself
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club 1974 TV Series Himself
The Graham Kennedy Show 1973 TV Series Himself
Glamour... 1973 TV Series Himself
Vera Lynn 1972 TV Series Himself
Sez Les 1971 TV Series Himself
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971 TV Series Himself
All Kinds of Music 1970 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Maggie's Place 1970 TV Series Himself
Mike and Bernie's Scene 1970 TV Series Himself
Moira Anderson Sings 1969 TV Series Himself
Two of a Kind 1968 TV Series Himself
International Cabaret 1968 TV Series Himself
Showtime 1968 TV Series Himself
The Golden Shot 1968 TV Series Himself
Billy Cotton Band Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Blackpool Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1967 TV Series Singer / Himself - Singer
The London Palladium Show 1966-1967 TV Series Himself
The Val Doonican Show 1966 TV Series Himself
The Des O'Connor Show 1966 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1961-1966 TV Series Himself
The New London Palladium Show 1965 TV Series Himself
I Remember You 1965 TV Movie Himself - Singer
The Royal Variety Performance 1965 1965 TV Special Himself
Blackpool Night Out 1964-1965 TV Series Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1962-1965 TV Series Himself / Himself - Singer - Top Of The Bill
Frank Ifield Sings 1965 TV Series Himself
Discs a Go-Go 1963 TV Series Himself
Crackerjack! 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest
Pops and Lenny 1962 TV Series Himself
All That Jazz 1962 TV Series Himself - Performer
Home in Time 1961 TV Series Himself
Whistle Stop! 1961 TV Series Himself
Be My Guest 1961 TV Series Himself
Flying Standards 1959 TV Series Himself
It's Saturday Night 1959 TV Series Himself
Country Style 1958 TV Series Himself - Singer
Campfire Favourites 1956 TV Series Himself - Singer

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