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March 30, 1913
Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, was a
successful American musician, singer and songwriter whose career spanned
75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company
to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005. Often
billed as America's Number One Song Stylist, his other nicknames include
Mr. Rhythm, Old Leather Lungs, Mr Steel Tonsils, and Old Man Jazz.
hits included "That's My Desire", "That Lucky Old
Sun", "Mule Train", "Cry of the Wild Goose",
"Jezebel", "High Noon", "I Believe",
"Hey Joe!", "The Kid's Last Fight", "Cool
Water", "Moonlight Gambler", "Love is a Golden
Ring", "Rawhide", and "Lord, You Gave Me a
He sang well-known theme songs of notable movie soundtracks such as 3:10
To Yuma, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Blazing Saddles,
although he was not a country & western singer. He was a singer's
singer who sang an eclectic number of songs, stretching from big band
crooning to pop to western-themed songs to jazz and blues, all bent
around his inimitable singing style.
He did not sing the soundtrack song for High Noon, which was
sung by Tex Ritter, but his own version was released and became a hit.
Death: February 6, 2007
Laine died of heart failure at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego,
California, at 93.
Where are they buried
- Cremated, ashes were scattered over the Pacific Ocean.
- Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California
- Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California