029 Frank JenningsView Certificate 029

One of the very successful band leaders from the 1970s, Frank was born in London at the end of World War 2, his parents came from Ireland and encouraged him in music. It was a short step from traditional Irish music sung at home and in the clubs to Country music.
He achieved national recognition as a winner of Opportunity Knocks in the 70s with his band, Syndicate. Frank Jennings Syndicate were one of the first UK bands to get a major label deal and he released a series of successful singles on EMI, Columbia and One Up labels. Titles like A Good Love Is Like A Good Song in 76, his Christmas single, Silent Night in 77, while 78 saw Me And My Guitar, Everybody Needs A Rainbow and the One Up album, Ponderosa Country (with them all posing on a large steam roller on the cover).
His recently released, Yesterday Today And Tomorrow realised four top 10 hits on the Hotdisc top 40 and UK Country Radio top 10 chart. Two hit the top spot, Matamoros and Born And Raised In Black And White.
During his long career he has recorded at Abbey Road for EMI and also in Nashville, where he appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, he has also appeared at the London Palladium.
He toured in the UK opening for major artists like Don Williams and the legendary, Tammy Wynette. The road still goes on and he appears on tour with the band, Capricorn.
Frank Jennings joins the British Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

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