Connie Francis


Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero (born December 12, 1937), Connie Francis, was a huge star in the late 50s and early 60s, as an actress, and a top-charting female vocalisAlthough her chart success waned in the second half of the 1960s, Francis remained a top concert draw right around the world. She was  born to an Italian-American family in Newark, New Jersey, and was she encouraged by her father to appear regularly at talent contests, pageants, and other neighbourhood festivities from the age of four as a singer and accordion player.

Here's a really enjoyable promotional video for Stupid Cupd from 1958

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