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Georgie Fame

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Georgie Fame (b. June 26, 1943) is a British rhythm and blues and jazz singer and keyboard player whose real name is Clive Powell.

Fame was born in Leigh in Lancashire. At sixteen years of age he entered into a management agreement with Larry Parnes, who gave artists new names such as Marty Wilde and Billy Fury. Fame was already playing piano for Billy Fury in a backing band called The Blue Flames, which later became billed as “Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames”. The band had great success with rhythm and blues. Their greatest success was “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” in 1968, which was a number-one hit in the United Kingdom and in the United States; they also had UK number-one hits with “Yeh, Yeh” (1965) and “Get Away” (1966). Although he enjoyed regular chart success with singles in the late 60s, it was a peculiar quirk of chart statistics that his only three Top 10 hits all made number one.

Fame continued playing into the 1970s, enjoying a hit with Alan Price (ex-keyboard player of The Animals), “Rosetta”, in 1971. He has also toured as one of the Rhythm Kings, with his friend Bill Wyman playing bass.

From the late 1980s, until the 1997 album The Healing Game he was a core member of Van Morrison’s band, as well as his musical producer, playing keyboards and singing harmony vocals on tracks like “In the Days before Rock ‘n’ Roll”, whilst still recording and touring as an artist in his own right. He frequently plays residences at jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s. He has also played organ on Starclub’s album…

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  • luckystoned

    lalalalalala ~~~♪♫ ♫♪♫♪♫ ♫

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mauvorneen

    Saw Georgie last night. Great Show. Pity he wouldn't have his phot taken with me after the show. He just said "No, no, just remember the happy time." Thought he was a grumpy old man. Perhaps he was tired after the show, but it would only have taken a couple of seconds and I have followed him for over 45 years.

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • nathanaelkan

    I'll stick to Sunny!

    22 Mar 2012 Reply
  • harukmina

    He's amazing!

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • playapiana

    my favorite.

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • bluemars

    I like "Eso Beso"

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • chocollateradio

    Viva el senior Fame!!

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • gingerweir

    What ? Just listen , Prannet !

    27 Jun 2010 Reply
  • CreamCat

    Great music, what a shame he supports fox hunting.

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ashleyrobb

    oooh

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mishamaruseev

    Mod Mod Mod ! ! !

    30 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tea5girl

    Gotta go is Get Away!!! Sonny.....,haunting song,good attempt by Georgie x

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ch9zn

    I think he also recorded in Jamaica with Ernest Ranglin and Jackie Mittoo if I remember right. top notch sound.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • murphyjrocks

    Somebody upload Gotta Go, might be the B side of Yeh Yeh

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • ElectricSoul921

    Yeh Yeh, thats what I say, Yeh Yeh

    14 Jan 2008 Reply
  • leishman88

    electronic who tagged him that!? i know he used the electric organ but can't imagine him doing electronic music.

    24 May 2007 Reply

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