Natalie (19) und Lukas (26) Redaktion: Ihr geht beide auf die gleiche Schule, habt Euch aber erst im Internet kennen gelernt. Natalie: Nein, er ist ja auf der Berufsschule, seine Klasse ist im Hauptgebäude und ich bin im Pavillon.
Auch eine, oder mehrere Videobotschaften kannst du hoch laden und deinem Profil hinzufügen.
Although her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw.
Despite several severe interruptions in her career, she is still active as a recording and performing artist.
Francis was born in the Italian Down Neck, or Ironbound, neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, the first child of George Franconero, Sr., and Ida Franconero (née Ferrari-di Vito), spending her first years in a Brooklyn neighborhood on Utica Avenue/St.
Marks Avenue before the family moved to New Jersey. , published in 1984, Francis recalls that she was encouraged by her father to appear regularly at talent contests, pageants, and other neighborhood festivities from the age of four as a singer and accordion player. Her family and she moved to Belleville, New Jersey, where she graduated as salutatorian from Belleville High School Class of 1955.
During this time, Francis continued to perform at neighborhood festivities and talent shows (some of which were broadcast on television), appearing alternately as Concetta Franconero and Connie Franconero.
Under the latter name, she also appeared on NBC's variety show Startime Kids between 19.During the rehearsals for her appearance on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Francis was advised by Godfrey to change her stage name to Connie Francis for the sake of easier pronunciation.Godfrey also told her to drop the accordion – advice she gladly followed, as she had begun to hate the large and heavy instrument.Around the same time, Francis took a job as a singer on demonstration records, which were brought to the attention of established singers and/or their management who would subsequently choose or decline to record the song for a professional commercial record. and Francis' manager George Scheck raised money for a recording session of four songs which they hoped to sell to a major record company under Francis' own name.The story goes that every record label they tried turned her down, mainly because, as a demo singer, Francis could copy other popular singers of the day like Kitty Kallen or Kay Starr, but had not yet developed a distinctive sound of her own.Finally, even when MGM Records decided to sign a contract with her, it was basically because one track she had recorded, "Freddy", happened to be the name of the son of a company co-executive, Harry A.