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The Legendary Connie Francis To Launch New Radio Program "The Story Behind The Song"
She captured the hearts of millions in the 50's and 60's and she's back on the radio! Million-seller recording artist, Connie Francis will launch her first program "The Story Behind The Song" as told in her own words with veteran DJ, Jack McDermott.
In 1958, Cashbox, Billboard and the Jukebox Operators of America named Francis as the #1Female Vocalist. She was named Top Female Vocalist by all the trades for six consecutive years – a record never surpassed. As well, England’s prestigious New Musical Express also named her the World’s #1 Female Vocalist. She earned two gold records for Who’s Sorry Now? and Stupid Cupid.
Today, Francis is widely involved in some very interesting and diverse projects. Of greatest importance and passion is that of helping returning American Veterans of war. Francis is the national spokeswoman for Mental Health America's S.T.A.R. Campaign (Stress, Trauma, Awareness and Recovery) an important national campaign to raise awareness of what veterans are facing every day of their lives. Another long-awaited Francis autobiography "Among My Souvenirs" has just been completed and will be officially released July 2012. More information about Connie Francis and her magnificent recording career can be found at http://www.conniefrancis.com.
Jack McDermott was a top rated disc jockey in Boston during the 1950's when he married his wife, Beverly McDermott. He and his wife hosted record-hops for teenagers, during which time they met Connie Francis. The McDermotts managed the G-Cleffs who had a national hit with "Ka Ding Dong" co-written by McDermott. Also managed by the McDermotts was "Freddy Cannon" who had a million seller with "Tallahassee Lassie."
Moving to Miami, FL in the 60's, McDermott took a top DJ seat at WKAT Radio and also began acting while, his wife Beverly became a top Casting Director, casting over 230 films and TV shows. McDermott himself has appeared in over 18 films. While at WKAT Radio, McDermott produced and profiled top recording artists. http://www.youtube.com/
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