Reaching for a Star

Reaching for a Star

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Whenever I mention my Frankie Laine association to someone for the first time, two questions always come up: a€œWhy are you interested in Frankie Laine and his music?a€ and a€œHow did you meet Frankie?a€ I suppose the first question relates to my age. I was born a decade after Frankie had recorded a€œThata€™s My Desirea€ in 1946. That record became Frankiea€™s first to sell a million copies in 1947. Furthermore, Frankie was already internationally famous by 1954, the year my parents were married. Why did I become interested in Frankie Laine and his music? I can sum it up in one worda€”emotion. Frankie, now retired, is an expressive person. As a true a€œsong stylist, a€ Frankie shaped and phrased the words in a melody, thus creating a style that was all his own. Indeed, all Frankie Laine fans treasure Frankiea€™s great ability as a vocalist. However, as far as I am concerned, the allure of Frankie Laine goes beyond his musical voice. I think Frankiea€™s immense emotion and profound appreciation for what he sang, regardless of whether it was a jazzy, up-tempo song or a slow ballad (or any other type of song), were what always captivated me. This book answers the second question detailing the story associated with the first time I met Frankie Laine. Nonetheless, when I met Frankie in 1985, our time together was notable in an unexpected way. I experienced another aspect of Frankie Laine, which had absolutely nothing to do with musica€”his kindness. Although I had read stories about what a nice person Frankie always was, I witnessed, firsthand, how much he truly cherishes his fans. Primarily, I had two goals in writing this book. First, I needed to assemble all my wonderful Frankie Laine adventures and put them down on paper in an organized fashion before my memories of the events faded. Therefore, I searched through numerous videotapes, audiotapes, newspaper articles, letters, photographs, and e-mail notes within my prized Laine library. Of course, I also relied on my personal recollections. Second, I aspired to relate to readers how an ordinary person (me), by sheer determination and action, had succeeded in his initial questa€”I did meet Frankie Laine. Additionally, I developed a friendship with this amazing, famous singer. Each person has a special dream. Some dreams do come true. a€”Craig Cronbaugh, 2005This book answers the second question detailing the story associated with the first time I met Frankie Laine. Nonetheless, when I met Frankie in 1985, our time together was notable in an unexpected way.


Title:Reaching for a Star
Author: Craig Cronbaugh
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2005-04-12
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