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Encyclopedia > Michael Franks

Michael Franks (1944—) is a singer and songwriter from the United States. Born in La Jolla, California, he began singing folk-rock, accompanying himself on guitar, in High School. He studied music in college, earned an M.A. from UCLA in Comparitive Literature and a PhD from the University of Oregon and teaching undergraduate music courses. 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove. ... Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. ... The classical guitar typically has 3 nylon and 3 nickel-wound strings. ... Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school) and the United States. ...


He was on records with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee and recorded an eponymous CD now titled Previously Unavailable (originally Brut, now DRG Records) before landing a contract with Warner Brothers Music in 1973. Since then, Michael has recorded over 15 more albums. Saunders Terrell, better known as Sonny Terry, was born in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1911 and died on March 11, 1986 in Mineola, New York. ... An eponym is a person, whether real or fictitious, whose name has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, discovery, or other item. ...


Albums

  • Michael Franks (Brut 1973)
  • Art of Tea (Reprise 1976)
  • Sleeping Gypsy (Warner Brothers 1977)
  • Burchfield Nines (Warner Brothers 1978)
  • Tiger in the Rain (Warner Brothers 1979)
  • One Bad Habit (Warner Brothers 1980)
  • With Crossfire Live (Warner Brothers 1980)
  • Objects of Desire (Warner Brothers 1982)
  • Passionfruit (Warner Brothers 1983)
  • Previously Unavailable (DRG 1983)
  • Skin Dive (Warner Brothers 1985)
  • The Camera Never Lies (Warner Brothers 1987)
  • Blue Pacific (Reprise 1990)
  • Dragonfly Summer (Warner Brothers 1993)
  • Abandoned Garden (Warner Brothers 1995)
  • Barefoot on the Beach (Windham Hill 1999)
  • Watching The Snow (Rhino 2004)

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External link

  • www.michaelfranks.com Official website

 
 

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