Traditional Pop Music
One of the great golden oldies is “Where the Boys Are,” which features the expressive voice of Connie Francis. It was the title song for the film of the same name. Four college co-eds go off to Florida for spring break and learn about the birds and the bees in the 1960 film Where the Boys Are. The times were changing as American entered the 1960s, and so were the attitudes of the teenagers. Connie Francis starred in the film along with Paula Prentiss, Dolores Hart, Yvette Mimieux, George Hamilton, Jim Hutton, Frank Gorshin, and Barbara Nichols. Francis’ rendition of “Where the Boys Are,” written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, was not only featured in the film, but it also became one of her signature numbers. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. S
he is a lady who sings so beautifully – straight from the heart. Connie Francis (Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero, b. 1938) is one of America’s top-charting female vocalists. Born near Newark, New Jersey, Francis began performing at the age of four as both a singer and an accordion player. She eventually changed her stage name and left the accordion behind. (Baltimore Net Radio features her music on “A Visit with Connie Francis,” please check their program schedule.)
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thanks for share! what a wonderful voice she had! Love that 1950s music — sixties music, too.
thank you. Music from my era. She did have an amazing voice. Love doo wop music, rock and roll, and great vocal harmonies, too.
thank you for share! I’ve watched this film a dozen times. She’s a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. I love the fifties and sixties music.