Connie Francis Essay

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Welcome to an era filled with sock-hops, diners, and poodle skirts. But that's not all! Arguably the most important aspect of the 1950's was that it was also a time filled with the newly evolved genre of "rock 'n' roll", a type of music that resulted from a combination of rhythm and blues, gospel music, country, and jazz. Rock and roll completely revolutionized musical tastes and essentially changed the world, especially among the youth. Suddenly all across the nation, teenagers were able to listen to this new music and rebel from their parents in ways that they never could before. There are many artists that made enormous impacts on rock and roll music in the fifties, and one such significant artist was named Connie Francis.…show more content…
In 1958, she continued to produce another string of hits including “Stupid Cupid”, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool”, “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own”, and “Don’t Break the Heart that Loves You”, which all came in at number one. Her hit singles continue to be popular today among many audiences.

Connie Francis truly left an amazing impact on rock and roll music. She is essentially the prototype for the female pop singers of present day. She paved the way for women in the fifties to sing rock and roll with the boys, and was unique as a female artist in that she made record sales equal to or exceeding her male singing counterparts. Her music styling had quite a range, including big band, country, ethnic, folk, and many other types. Interestingly, Francis actually still challenges one of today’s pop stars, Madonna, as the biggest-selling female recording artist of all time.

Despite many hardships in Francis’ life, including a rape, many divorces, and the brutal murder of her brother, she continues to sing across the world today. Over the course of her life she has recorded over seventy LPs and starred on many TV shows and movies, as well. Though she was never inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, her impact on the rock and roll music industry during the 1950’s
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