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Frankie Miller

1949 -

Blues singer and song-writer. Born in Bridgeton (E Glasgow), Miller began writing songs at the age of nine and was a member of several bands while still at school. He grew to become one of Britain's best known song-writers with diverse artists such as Rob Stewart, the Everly Brothers, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Tyler, Don Williams, Cher, Ray Charles and the Osmonds having all recording his work.

Noted for his distinctive throaty voice, Miller began his singing career in the late 60s with the Stoics. His first solo album, Once In A Blue Moon, came in 1972. During an erratic career, he worked with various bands and producers, producing a succession of albums: High Life (1973), The Rock (1975), Full House (1977), Double Trouble (1978), Falling In Love (1979), Perfect Fit (1979) which included the UK No. 6 hit Darlin, Easy Money (1980), Standing On The Edge (1982) and Dancing In The Rain (1986). A surprise hit came with Caledonia, released as a single by popular demand after it had featured in a television beer advert.

Miller regularly toured Europe and the USA, but suffered a massive brain haemorrhage while in New York in 1994. He spent 15 months in hospital and his slow recovery was the subject of the BBC documentary Stubborn Kinda Fella (1999). He released a further album Long Way Home in 2006.

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