Michael Franks

Michael Franks

Latest Release

Deep In Blues album art

Top Songs

The Lady Wants to Know
Popsicle Toes
Summer In New York
When I Give My Love to You (with Brenda Russell)
Now That The Summer's Here



  • Michael Franks
  • Biography

    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 such jazz-cum-pop legends as Nat King Cole and Peggy Lee, as well as compose...
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