Frank Gari

Frank Gari

American composer
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Frank Gari (born Frank Daniel Garofalo in New York City on April 1, 1944) is a popular singer and songwriter from the late 1950s and early 1960s. His best known songs as a performer are "Utopia", "Lullaby of Love", and "Princess", all of which hit the U.S. Top 40 Billboard charts in the early 1960s. Contributing to this early acclaim was Gari's unique rich voice blending with carefully selected melodic instrumentation and backup singers, all of which created a deep sense of magic, ethereal perfection, sincerity and emotion. With song writing partner Roger McGuinn of the Byrds they wrote the song Beach Ball while working with the legendary Bobby Darin. Gari and McGuinn appeared on the 1963 Capitol Record Label billed as the City Surfers. Frank performed his records on shows such as The Merv Griffin Show, The Steve Allen Show, and American Bandstand. He also performed at the world famous "Empire Room" of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC with the Woody Herman Band. That year, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, becoming a jingle writer for TV commercials. Some of his early jingles included Ohio Bell, Genie garage doors, the first Wendy's commercials and hundreds more. Frank has won numerous Emmy and Cleo awards. Frank was honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the broadcast industry.

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New York City, New York, USA
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