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Frankie Davidson OAM 
- "If you ain’t laughin’ you ain’t livin’ "

 Introduction - Achievements - Film Credits - Albums - Singles - Tours - Videos

Have you ever been to see King’s Cross?
Reached No.8 in 1962 ,Frankie had 7 other novelty songs in the top 40
Have you ever been to see Old London Town?
Ball bearing Bird.
Gimmie dat Ding.
I hope your chooks turn into Emus.
50,00000 blowflies can't be wrong.
The Aussie Barbeque Song.
Hector the trash collector
We love the Beatles.
wrote that for the English Vernon Sisters. 

His history stems from the very first Rock 'n' Roll record recorded in Australia, to the present where Frank is still one of the most popular comic entertainers in Australia, and on cruise ships and in resorts right around the world.

Introduction by Roland Ott: "While I was working out of the offices of  “June Evans Enterprises”  (Film, Stage & TV Castings and Entertainment Agents) in North Sydney for 2 years, I had the fortune to assist Frankie Davidson (part owner at that stage) with Management".

This covered promotions, bookings, touring etc.

I co-
Produced a 3 hour syndicated Radio Program at the Digamay Studios for 100's of Country Radio Stations through-out Australia and New Zealand.

I came up with this ideas to reintroduce this great Talent to the nation.


This became very rewarding for me and assisted broadening my experience from this unique well-traveled multi talented Australian International Entertainer.

I’ve never seen another Artists being able to work with any backing like Frankie and many times without rehearsals. He would direct the Bands behind him during his performances.

Me mate, with great respect, FRANKIE DAVIDSON, has been entertaining Australians and overseas audiences since the heady days of Bandstand and six o'clock rock. His career now embraces five generations. He has been nominated for the "MO' awards entertainer for the year in 1976 and 1979.

He was chosen by his peers as "Australia's most versatile performer - as a tribute to his staying power. He was nominated for "Best Male Cabaret Vocalist" in 1992 and 1993.

Frankie is also an accomplished actor: with many appearances in T.V. Soaps and Dramas. He has also presented for T.V. Campaigns - Soccer Pools, Mazdas' Mr Right and Caltex Oils.

Some of his film credits include: 'Last Frontier', 'Muriels Wedding', 'All Saints' and 'Farscape'.

In January 1987, Frankie received the prestigious 'Advance Australia Award" for his services to the music and entertainment industry.


In the entertainment World, Frankie Davidson is not only a true professional in every sense of the word but more importantly a real Australian Entertainment Legend!!!!!!!!!!!


ACHIEVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS OVER THE YEARS:

1963

Won 3XY Talent Quest

1976
Mo Awards “Most Versatile Variety Artist in Australia”

1976 & 1979
Mo Awards nominated for  “Entertainer of the Year “

1987
Advance Australia Award for his services to the Music & Entertainment Industry

1992 & 1993
Nominee “Best Male Cabaret Vocalist”

1997
Awarded the 'ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL' (O.A.M)

FILM CREDITS

1978
SAVE THE LADY (unionist),

1988 THE LAST FRONTIER (priest),

1994
MURIELS WEDDING. (cop)

TV Credits
Division 4, HOMICIDE, COUNTRY PRACTICE, RAFFERTYS RULES COP SHOP, ALL SAINTS

Books
1976 RHUBARB RHUBARB, & CRUISING CAPERS.

ALBUMS

1962
FRANKIE DAVIDSON'S BIG 16

1962
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO SEE KINGS CROSS?

1970
ENTERTAINER IN ACTION - VOL 1

1974
AUSTRALIAN BORN AUSTRALIAN BRED

1976
RHUBARB RHUBARB , ENTERTAINER IN ACTION - VOL 2

1980
COME ON AUSSIES (GOLD ALBUM),

1980
FRANKIE DAVIDSON FAVOURITES

1982
THE BIG AUSSIE BBQ,

1983
MUSIC

1988
A GENERATION OF CHILDREN'S HITS,

1989
COMEDY & COUNTRY

1990
A REAL FAIR DINKUM AUSSIE,

1992
LIVE AND LAUGHING (ENT In Action Vol 3)

1994
ONE DOZEN ROSES,

1995
DON'T WORRY KEEP SWINGIN

1996
ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO BANDSTAND,

1998
I'VE BEEN EVERYWHERE

2000
THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA,
ALSO - GRANDAD VOL 1 , AND 2. MID NINETIES..

2002
FRANKIE DAVIDSON .. LIVE IN CABARET

SINGLES

1959
'WHY' No.1.. (Western Australia only)

1962
Have you ever been to see Kings Cross National No3

1970's
Fifty million blowflies cant be wrong,
Ball bearing bird,
Aussie BBQ song, No.3 in WA…
I hope your chooks turn into emus and peck your dunny down,
Gimme Dat Ding (8th national.)
Not Bloody Golf Again

TOURS

1962
COL JOYE,

1963
CLIFF RICHARD (HELEN SHAPIRO) FABIAN

1963
6 LONDON appeared with ACKER BILK, RONNIE HILTON, DICK EMERY, ROLF HARRIS, CILLA BLACK

1970
JOHNNY O'KEEFE

 

Thank you Frankie for the education and

great memories

For engagements contact:
Frankie Davidson
[frankiedavidson@bigpond.com]

 
© copyright Roland Ott 2005 world wide reserved
 
Monday, 26. April 2010 RO
VIDEOS
  • sweetcandypopgal29 i just luv this song!!!!!!!!!!!!1 XD 1 day ago

  • Jordy0305 lovely. 2 weeks ago

  • hbey54 what a golden oldie thanks for posting it 2 months ago

  • greene64 Are the ball bearings supposed to be it's turds? 4 months ago

  • driftoy33 love this song haha 11 months ago

  • BELTED007 gees thats an oldie mate! good one! 1 year ago

  • bigrevkev Anyone got...."Have you ever been to see Kings Cross"? 1 year ago

  • steigerpower Thanks for posting this 1970's Aussie hit. 1