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My Favorite All Time Artist!

Wow! All the best on one album. Michael has a style all of his own. Original,playfull love songs that will pull you into the mood for just a relazing few hours.

Fantastic Artist

I was 14 years old in Johannesburg when I first had this xylophone and Jazz scales rip my mind apart. i've never been the same!

Michael Franks

This guy i fell in love with his music for life and wish he was coming in concert in Biloxi Ms. From eggplant-popsicle toes when sly calls I can go on and on he is my favorite artist.


Born: September 18, 1944 in La Jolla, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Michael Franks occupied a uniquely popular niche in the world of soft jazz and pop music in the 1970s; he was one of those crossover artists who defied easy category on the radio (which made him ideal for FM radio of the period), and found an audience mostly among college students. He was born in La Jolla, CA in 1944, the son of Gerald and Betty Franks. His parents weren't musicians, but they were music lovers and he was soon immersed in swing music and vocal jazz and pop. Franks' early idols included...
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