Frankie Laine


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Frankie Laine earned over 20 gold records as one of America's leading crooners of the 1950s. Over his long career he sold over 100 million records. Months after his first big hit, “That’s My Desire,” Frankie was the headliner at the 1947 NAMM Show in Chicago, back in the days when the recording industry was still part of the music products industry. On the way from the hotel to the show his toupee blew off in the wind and was run over by a truck—just minutes before a booth appearance.