Frankie Ford Dead At 76

(The Blues) Early rock'n'roll crossover singer Frankie Ford has died at the age of 76. Ford, real name Vincent Francis Guzzo, had been ill since a car accident several years ago, which left him unable to walk.

He started out as a blues performer then found fame in 1959 at the age of 19, when his version of Huey 'Piano' Smith's Sea Cruise became a hit single around the world, selling more than a million copies.

Although the vocalist and pianist never repeated the commercial success, he'd continued performing. Mike Shepherd, boss of the Louisiana Hall Of Fame - which inducted Ford in 2010 - tells the LA Times: "Frankie had the best voice in rock'n'roll." Check out "Sea Cruise" here.

The Blues Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright The Blues Magazine - Excerpted here with permission.

Frankie Ford Music, DVDs, Books and more

Frankie Ford T-shirts and Posters

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Day In Rock Reports

Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2019 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.