Music Makers Encyclopedia: F


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The Faces

British rock group which evolved from The Small Faces. 1969-1975. Rod Stewart (v), Ronnie Wood (g), Ronnie Lane (b), Ian McLagan (k), Kenney Jones (d).


Donald Fagen

Album(s):
The Nightfly (1982)


John Fahey

Fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. Born 2/28/1939 in Washington, D.C.. Died 2/22/2001.

Album(s):
Blind Joe Death (1959)


Sammy Fain


Fairfield Four

Song(s):
Don’t Let Nobody Turn You Around (1947)


Fairground Attraction

Song(s):
Perfect (1988)

Album(s):
The First of a Million Kisses (1988)


Fairport Convention

Album(s):
Unhalfbricking (1969)
Liege and Lief (1969)


Faith No More

Song(s):
Epic (1990)

Album(s):
The Real Thing (1989)


Percy Faith

Bandleader born 4/7/1908 in Toronto, Ontario. Died 2/9/1976.

Song(s):
Where Is Your Heart (Song from "Moulin Rouge") (Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders, 1953)
Theme from “A Summer Place” (1960)


Joseph Falcon

Song(s):
Allons a Lafayette (1928)


Agnetha Faltskog

Born 4/5/1950

Swedish pop singer with Abba.


The Fall

Song(s):
Senior Twilight Stock Replacer (2008)

Album(s):
This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)


Georgie Fame

Song(s):
The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde (1967)


Cecil Fanning

Song(s):
A Perfect Day (1911)


Fantasia

Song(s):
I Believe (2004)


John Farnham

Song(s):
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (1970)
You’re the Voice (1986)

Album(s):
Whispering Jack (1986)
Age of Reason (1988)


Christine Farnon


Geraldine Farrar

Song(s):
My Old Kentucky Home (1910)


Dionne Farris

Song(s):
I Know (1995)


Fatboy Slim

Song(s):
Praise You (1999)
Weapon of Choice (2001)

Album(s):
You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)


Gabriel Fauré

Classical composer.

Album(s):
Requiem in D minor (1900)


Edward M. Favor

Song(s):
Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two) (1894)


Fear

Album(s):
The Record (1982)


The Feelies

Album(s):

Crazy Rhythms (1980)


Jose Feliciano

Guitarist and composer born Jose Monserrate Feliciano Garcia on 9/10/1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico.

Song(s):
Feliz Navidad (1970)


Freddy Fender

Country singer/songwriter born Baldemar Garza Huerta on 6/4/1937 in San Benito, TX. Died 10/14/2006.

Song(s):
Before the Next Teardrop Falls (1975)
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights (1975)


Leo Fender


Fergie

Song(s):
Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal) (2007)


Ajejandro Fernández


Vicente Fernández


Ferrante & Teicher

Song(s):
Theme from “Exodus” (1960)


Bryan Ferry

Singer/songwriter and musician born 9/26/1945 in Washington County, Durham. With Roxy Music. Also a solo artist.


Arthur Fiedler

Classical conductor born on 12/17/1874 in Boston, MA. Died 7/10/1979.

Song(s):
Jalouise (with the Boston Pops Orchestra, 1935)


Arthur Fields

Song(s):
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning (1918)
Ja Da (Ja Da, Ja Da, Jing Jing Jing) (1919)
Sleepy Time Gal (1926) – see Ben Bernie


Dorothy Fields

Songwriter born 7/15/1905 in Allenhust, NJ. Died 3/28/1974.

Song(s) written by Fields:
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1928) – see Cliff Edwards
On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930) – see Ted Lewis
I’m in the Mood for Love (1935) – see Little Jack Little
The Way You Look Tonight (1936) – see Fred Astaire
A Fine Romance (1936) – see Fred Astaire

Album(s):
Redhead (composed with Albert Hague, cast: 1959)


Shep Fields

Bandleader born Saul Feldman on 9/12/1910 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 2/23/1981.

Song(s):
Did I Remember? (with Charles Chester, 1936)
In the Chapel in the Moonlight (1936)
Easy to Love (1936)
That Old Feeling (with Bob Goday, 1937)
Thanks for the Memory (with Bob Goday, 1937)
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) (with Hal Derwin, 1939)


Anton Fier


5th Dimension

R&B vocal group formed in Los Angeles, CA. Townson and Davis had been with groups in St. Louis. First called the Versatiles. McCoo and Davis were married in 1969 and recorded as a duo since 1976.

Active: 1966-1978 Members: Marilyn McCoo (Hi-Fi’s; 5th Dimension), Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Lamont McLemore (Hi-Fi’s; 5th Dimension), and Ron Townson

Song(s):
Up, Up and Away (1967)
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (from Hair, 1969)


Fifth Harmony

Song(s):
Worth It (with Kid Ink, 2015)
Work from Home (with Ty Dolla $ign, 2016)


50 Cent

Rap singer born Curtis James Jackson III on 7/6/1975 in South Jamaica, Queens, NY.

Song(s):
In Da Club (2002)
Candy Shop (with Olivia, 2005)
Hate It or Love It (with the Game, 2005)

Album(s):
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
The Massacre (2005)


Fine Young Cannibals

Album(s):
The Raw and the Cooked (1989)


Neil Finn

New wave/pop singer/songwriter and musician born Neil Mullane Finn on 5/27/1958 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. Member of Split Enz (77-84) with his brother Tim Finn. They also recorded together as a duo. Fronted Crowded House (85-96, 07-10), Pajama Club, and was a touring member of Fleetwood Mac (2018-19).

Song(s):
Neil & Tim Finn: Top 100 Songs
I Got You (1980) – see Split Enz
Don’t Dream It’s Over (1986) – see Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon (1988) – see Crowded House
Silent House (2007) – see Crowded House

Album(s):
Dizrhythmia (1977) – see Split Enz
Frenzy (1979) – see Split Enz
True Colours (1980) – see Split Enz
Corroboree (1981) – see Split Enz
Time and Tide (1982) – see Split Enz
Conflicting Emotions (1983) – see Split Enz
See Ya Round (1984) – see Split Enz
Crowded House (1986) – see Crowded House
Temple of Low Men (1988) – see Crowded House
Woodface (1991) – see Crowded House
Together Alone (1993) – see Crowded House
Finn (aka ‘Finn Brothers’) (with Tim Finn, 1995)
Recurring Dream – The Very Best of (compilation: 1986-96) – see Crowded House
Try Whistling This (1998)
One Nil (2001)
7 Worlds Collide (live with various artists, 2001)
Everyone Is Here (with Tim Finn, 2004)
Time on Earth (2007) – see Crowded House
Intriguer (2010) – see Crowded House
Pajama Club (2011)
Dizzy Heights (2014)
Lightsleeper (with Liam Finn, 2018)


Tim Finn

New wave singer/songwriter and musician born Brian Timothy Finn on 6/25/1952 in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. Founding member of Split Enz (77-84), which also included his younger brother Neil Finn. The two also collaborated and worked together on one Crowded House album (91). He launched a solo career in 1983.

Song(s):
Neil & Tim Finn: Top 100 Songs
I Got You (1980) – see Split Enz

Album(s):
Beginning of the Enz (1973) – see Split Enz
Mental Notes (1975) – see Split Enz
Dizrhythmia (1977) – see Split Enz
Frenzy (1979) – see Split Enz
True Colours (1980) – see Split Enz
Corroboree (1981) – see Split Enz
Time and Tide (1982) – see Split Enz
Conflicting Emotions (1983) – see Split Enz
Escapade (1983)
Big Canoe (1986)
Tim Finn (1989)
Woodface (1991) – see Crowded House
Before and After (1993)
Finn (aka ‘Finn Brothers’) (with Neil Finn, 1995)
Say It Is So (2000)
Feeding the Gods (2001)
Everyone Is Here (with Neil Finn, 2004)
Imaginary Kingdom (2006)
The Conversation (2008)


Finn Brothers

- see Neil Finn and Tim Finn


Melanie Fiona

Song(s):
Fool for You (2011) – see Cee-Lo Green


Ted Fio Rito

Song(s):
I’ll String Along with You (with Muzzy Marcellino, 1934)


Fireside Theatre

Album(s):
Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970)


The Firm

English hard-rock supergroup (1984-86): Paul Rodgers (v), Jimmy Page (g), Tony Franklin (b), and Chris Slade (d).


Carl Fischer’s Orchestra

Song(s):
That Lucky Old Sun (1949) – see Frankie Laine


Fish

Neo-progressive rock singer born Derek Dick on 4/25/58 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. With Marillion (81-88) and then a solo artist (89-). Got nickname from a landlady who accused him of wallowing in the bath like a fish.

Song(s):
Fish/Marillion: Top 50 Songs
Cliché (1990)

Album(s):
Script for a Jester’s Tear (1983) – see Marillion
Fugazi (1984) – see Marillion
Misplaced Childhood (1985) – see Marillion
Clutching at Straws (1987) – see Marillion
Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990)
Internal Exile (1991)
Songs from the Mirror (1993)
Suits (1994)
Sunsets on Empire (1997)
Raingods with Zippos (1999)
Fellini Days (2001)
Field of Crows (2004)
13th Star (2007)
A Feast of Consequences (2013)


Eddie Fisher

Pop singer born Edwin Jack Fisher on 8/10/1928 in Philadelphia, PA. Died 9/22/2010. At age 18, he was singing with Buddy Morrow’s band, and in 1949 got his first nationwide exposure on Eddie Cantor’s radio show. A year later he was a popular sensation. Married to Debbie Reynolds, then Elizabeth Taylor. Appeared in several ‘50s movies and his own TV series.

Song(s):
I'm Walking Behind You (1953)

Album(s):
I’m in the Mood for Love (1952)


Fred Fisher


Fisk University Jubilee Quartet

Song(s):
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1910) fcoa


Damon Che Fitzgerald


Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz singer born 4/25/1918 in Newport News, VA. Died 6/15/1996. The most honored jazz singer of all time. Discovered after winning the Harlem Amateur Hour in 1934, she was hired by Chick Webb and in 1938 created a popular sensation with “A-Tisket, A-Tasket”. Following Chick’s death in 1939, Ella took over the band for three years. Winner of the Down Beat poll as top female vocalist more than 20 times, she remains among the undisputed royalty of 20th century popular music.

Song(s):
Oh, Lady Be Good (1924)
Goodnight My Love (1937) – see Benny Goodman
A-Tisket, A-Tasket (with Chick Webb & His Orchestra, 1938)
How High the Moon (with the Daydreamers, 1947)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (1949)
Summertime (1957)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1958)
Mack the Knife (1960)

Album(s):
Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956)
Sings the Rogers and Hart Songbook (1956)
Ella & Louis (with Louis Armstrong, 1957)
Porgy and Bess (with Louis Armstrong, 1958)
Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)
In Berlin (1960)
Ella and Basie! (with Count Basie, 1963)


The Five Keys


The “5” Royales

Song(s):
Dedicated to the One I Love (1958)


The Five Satins

Song(s):
In the Still of the Nite (1956)
To the Aisle (1957)


5 Seconds of Summer

Song(s):
Youngblood (2018)


Roberta Flack

Pop singer born 2/10/1937 in Black Mountain, NC.

Song(s):
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (1972)
Where is the Love (with Donny Hathaway, 1972)
Killing Me Softly with His Song (1973)

Album(s):
First Take (1972)


Kirsten Flagstad


The Flaming Lips

Song(s):
Do You Realize? (2002)

Album(s):
The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)


The Flamingos

Song(s):
Lovers Never Say Goodbye (1958)
I Only Have Eyes for You (1959)


Tommy Flanagan

Jazz pianist born 3/16/1930 in Detroit, MI. Died 11/16/2001


Lester Flatt

Country/bluegrass singer born on 6/19/1914 in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, TN. Half of Flatt & Scruggs duo with Earl Scruggs.


Flatt & Scruggs

Country/bluegrass duo of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

Song(s):
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (& the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1950)

Album(s):
Foggy Mountain Jamboree (with Earl Scruggs, 1957)
Foggy Mountain Banjo (with Earl Scruggs,, 1961)


Flea

Rock bassist born Michael Peter Balzary on 10/16/1962 in Melbournie, Victoria, Australia. With the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Fleet Foxes

Album(s):
Fleet Foxes (2008)
Helplessness Blues (2011)


Mick Fleetwood


Fleetwood Mac

Links: - official site - Facebook - Wikipedia

Formed initially as a British blues group, but by 1975 the group had evolved into a California pop-rock group because of the additions of Buckingham and Nicks. Active: 1967- Members: Mick Fleetwood (d: 67-), John McVie (b: 67-), Peter Green (g: 67-70), and Jeremy Spencer (g: 67-71). Danny Kirwan (g: 68-72), Christine McVie (k/v: 68, 70-97), Bob Welch (g: 71-74), Bob Weston (g: 72-73), Dave Walker (g: 72-73), Lindsey Buckingham (g/v: 75-87,97,03), Stevie Nicks (v: 75-93,97,03-), Billy Burnette (g/v: 87-93), Rick Vito (g/v: 87-91), Bekka Bramlett (v – The Zoo: 92; Fleetwood Mac: 93-95), Dave Mason (v/ percussion: 93-95).

Song(s):
Fleetwood Mac: Top 50 Songs
Go Your Own Way (1977)
Dreams (1977)
Don't Stop (1977)
Tusk (1979)

Album(s):
Fleetwood Mac (1975)
Rumours (1977)
Tango in the Night (1987)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1975-88, released 1988)

The DMDB Blog:
Best-of List: In Memory of Bob Welch / Top 50 Songs by Fleetwood Mac & Solo Offshoots (6/9/12)


The Fleetwoods

Song(s):
Come Softly to Me (1959)


Leon Fliesher


Flipper

Album(s):
Album Generic (1982)


A Flock of Seagulls

Song(s):
I Ran (So Far Away) (1982)


Florence & the Machine

Album(s):
Lungs (2009)
Ceremonials (2011)


Flo Rida

Song(s):
Low (with T-Pain, 2007)
Right Round (with Ke$ha, 2009)
Wild Ones (with Sia, 2011)
Whistle (2012)


Florida Georgia Line

Song(s):
Cruise (2012)
Meant to Be (2017) – see Bebe Rexha

Song(s):
Here’s to the Good Times (2012)


Carlisle Floyd


Eddie Floyd


Flying Burrito Brothers

Song(s):
Sin City (1969)

Album(s):
The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
Burrito Deuxe (1970)


Foals

Song(s):
Spanish Sahara (2010)


Dan Fogelberg

Folk/adult contemporary singer/songwriter born 8/13/1951 in Peoria, IL. Died 12/16/2007.


John Fogerty

Rock singer and guitarist born 5/28/1945 in Berkeley, CA. With Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Proud Mary”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Fortunate Son”).


Foghat

Song(s):
Slow Ride (1975)


Jim Foglesong


Red Foley

Country singer born Clyde Julian Foley on 6/17/1910 in Fort Wayne, IN. Died 9/19/1968.

Song(s):
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (1950)
Peace in the Valley (with the Sunshine Boys, 1951)


Luis Fonsi

Song(s):
Despacito (with Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber, 2017)
Échame La Culpa (with Demi Lovato, 2017)


DJ Fontana


Foo Fighters

Song(s):
Big Me (1996)
Monkey Wrench (1997)
Everlong (1997)
Learn to Fly (1999)
Walk (2011)

Album(s):
Foo Fighters (1995)
The Colour and the Shape (1997)
There is Nothing Left to Lose (1999)
One by One (2002)
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007)
Wasting Light (2011)


Emile Ford & the Checkmates

Song(s):
What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For? (1959)


Benjamin Francis “Whitey” Ford

see The Duke of Paducah


Lita Ford

Song(s):
Kiss Me Deadly (1988)


Mary Ford

Singer born Iris Colleen Summers on 7/7/1924 in El Monte, CA. Died 9/30/1977.

Song(s):
How High the Moon (1951) – see Les Paul
Mockin’ Bird Hill (1951) – see Les Paul
Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) (1953) – see Les Paul


“Tennessee” Ernie Ford

Country singer born Ernest Jennings Ford on 2/13/1919 in Bristol, TN. Died 10/17/1991.

Song(s):
Sixteen Tons (1955)
Give Me Your Word (1955)

Album(s):
Hymns (1957)


Foreigner

British-American rock group formed in New York City. Became one of the prominent “arena rock” bands in the 1970s and ‘80s. Gagliardi and Greenwood later formed Spys.

Active: 1976-1995 Members: Mick Jones (g: 76-95), Lou Gramm (v: 76-91, 92-95), Ian McDonald (g/k: 76-80), Ed Gagliardi (b: 76-79), Al Greenwood (k: 76-80), Dennis Elliott (d: 76-92), Rick Wills (b: 79-92), Johnny Edwards (v – Montrose: 87; Foreigner: 91-92)

Song(s):
Double Vision (1978)
Waiting for a Girl Like You (1981)
I Want to Know What Love Is (1984)

Album(s):
Foreigner (1977)
4 (1981)


Jimmy Forest

Song(s):
Night Train (1952)


George Forrest

Album(s):
Kismet (cast: 1953) – see Alexander Borodin


Helen Forrest

Song(s):
Taking a Chance on Love (1940) – see Benny Goodman
I Had the Craziest Dream (1942) – see Harry James
I’ve Heard That Song Before (1943) – see Harry James
Long Ago and Far Away (1944) – see Dick Haymes


David Foster

Songwriter and producer born 11/1/1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Fred Foster


Stephen Foster

Songwriter born 7/4/1826 in Lawrenceville, PA. Died 1/13/1864. The pre-eminent songwriter in the United States in the 19th century for songs such as “Oh, Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, and “Old Folks at Home (Swanee River).” Known as “The Father of American Music.”


Foster the People

Song(s):
Pumped Up Kicks (2010)


The Foundations

Song(s):
Build Me Up Buttercup (1968)


The Four Aces

Song(s):
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)


The Four Lads

Song(s):
Cry (1951) – see Johnnie Ray
Round and Round (1957)


The Four Modernaires

Song(s):
Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941) – see Glenn Miller


The Four Seasons

Vocal group formed in Newark, N.J. Numerous personal changes from 1971 on. Group had been doing session work for their producer Bob Crewe and took their name from a New Jersey bowling alley.

Active: 1961-84 Members: Frankie Valli (v: 61-), Nick DeVito (Variatones: 55-56; Four Lovers: 56-59) and brother Tommy DeVito (Variatones: 55-56; Four Lovers: 56-61; Four Seasons: 61-71) with Hank Majewski (Variatones: 55-56; Four Lovers: 56-61?), Bob Gaudio (k/songwriter – Royal Teens; Four Lovers: 59-61; Four Seasons: 61-72), Nick Massi (61?-65), Charlie Calello (65-?), Joe Long (?)

Song(s):
Sherry (1962)
Big Girls Don't Cry (1962)
Walk Like a Man (1963)
Rag Doll (1964)
December 1963 (Oh What a Night) (1975)


The Four Tops

Active: Detroit R&B vocal group formed in 1953 as the Four Aims. First recorded for Chess in 1956, then Red Top and Columbia, before signing with Motown in 1963. Group had no personnel changes since its formation in 1953 until 1997. Members: Levi Stubbs (born 6/6/1936, died 10/17/2008), Renaldo “Obie” Benson (born 6/14/1936, died 7/1/2005), Lawrence Payton (born 3/2/1938, died 6/20/97), and Abdul “Duke” Fakir (born 12/26/1935).

Song(s):
Baby, I Need Your Loving (1964)
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (1965)
Reach Out (I’ll Be There) (1966)


Charles Fox


Inez Fox


Jamie Foxx

Song(s):
Slow Jamz (2003) – see Twista
Gold Digger (2005) – see Kanye West


Peter Frampton

Rock singer and guitarist born 4/22/1950 in Bromley, Kent, England. With Humble Pie and The Herd before going solo (“Baby, I Love Your Way”, “Show Me the Way”, “Do You Feel Like You Do”).

Album(s):
Frampton Comes Alive! (live, 1975)


Zino Francescatti


Connie Francis

Pop singer born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero on 12/12/1938 in Newark, NJ.

Song(s):
Who’s Sorry Now (1958)
Stupid Cupid (1958)
Carolina Moon (1958)


David “Panama” Francis


J.L. Frank


Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Song(s):
Relax (1983)
Two Tribes (1984)


Aretha Franklin

R&B singer born 3/25/1942 in Memphis, TN. Known as “The Queen of Soul.” Her father was a Baptist preacher and Aretha got her start in the church choir, first recording as a gospel artist from 1956-60. Signed with Columbia Records in 1960 and recorded secular music. Went to Atlantic Records in 1966 and Arista Records in 1980. Died August 16, 2018.

Song(s):
Aretha Franklin: Top 50 Songs
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
Respect (1967)
You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman (1967)
Chain of Fools (1967)
I Say a Little Prayer (1968)
Freeway of Love (1985)

Album(s):
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)
Lady Soul (1968)
Young, Gifted and Black (1971)
Aretha’s Greatest Hits (compilation: 1971)
Amazing Grace (1972)
Queen of Soul: The Very Best of (compilation: 1967-74; released 1994)
Sparkle (1976)

The DMDB Blog:
Aretha Franklin held her first Atlantic Records recording session: January 27, 1967 (1/27/12)


Tony Franklin

Born 4/2/1962 in Derby, England

Rock bassist with the Firm (84-86) and Blue Murder (88-94).


Michael Franti & Spearhead

Song(s):
Everyone Deserves Music (2003)

Album(s):
Soul Rocker (2016)


Franz Ferdinand

Song(s):
Take Me Out (2004)

Album(s):
Franz Ferdinand (2004)


Andy Fraser


The Fray

Song(s):
How to Save a Life (2005)
You Found Me (2008)


Stan Freberg

Album(s):
Presents the United States of America (1961)


Free

Song(s):
All Right Now (1970)

Album(s):
Fire and Water (1970)


Alan Freed v

Radio DJ born Albert James Freed on 12/15/1921 in Windber, PA. Died 1/20/1965. Credited with coining the term “rock and roll.” He came to Cleveland’s WXEL-TV in April 1950 and began his late-night, rock-n-roll-themed Moondog show on WJW radio in July 1951. He went to New York in 1954 and left the business in 1959 after involvement in a payola scandal.

The DMDB Blog:
DJ Alan Freed hosted the first rock ‘n’ roll show: March 21, 1952 (3/21/12)


Arthur Freed

Album(s):
Singin’ in the Rain (cast: 1952) – see Nacio Herb Brown


Robert Freedman

Album(s):
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (cast: 2013)


Matt Freeman


Josh Freese


Ace Frehley


John French


Frente!

Song(s):
Bizarre Love Triangle (1994)


Doug E. Fresh

Song(s):
La Di Da Di (with Slick Rick, 1985)
The Show (with the Get Fresh Crew, 1985)


Freshlyground

Song(s):
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (2010) – see Shakira


Glenn Frey

Country-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 11/6/1948 in Detroit, Michigan. Died 1/18/2016. With the Eagles. Also a solo artist (“The One You Love”, “Smuggler’s Blues”, “The Heat Is On”, “You Belong to the City”).


Marty Friedman

Born Martin Adam Friedman on 12/8/1962. Died

Thrash metal guitarist with Megadeth (90-99).


Rudolf Friml


Robert Fripp

Born 5/16/1946 in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. Died

Progressive rock guitarist and composer with King Crimson (only consistent member throughout the band’s career). Also a record producer.


Lefty Frizzell

Country singer born William Orville Frizzell on 3/31/1928 in El Dorado, AR. Died 7/19/1975.

Song(s):
If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time (1950)
Long Black Veil (1959)


Jane Froman

Album(s):
With a Song in My Heart (soundtrack, 1952)


John Frusciante

Born 3/5/1970 in Queens, New York. Died

Alternative rock guitarist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (89-92, 98-09); also a solo artist.


Fucked Up

Album(s):
David Comes to Life (2011)


Fuel


Fugazi

Song(s):
Waiting Room (1989)

Album(s):
13 Songs (1990)
Repeater (1990)


The Fugees

Song(s):
Killing Me Softly (1996)
Ready or Not (1996)

Album(s):
The Score (1996)


Blind Boy Fuller

Blues musician born Fulton Allen on 7/10/1904 (or 1907) in Wadesboro, NC. Died 2/13/1941.


The Bobby Fuller Four

Song(s):
I Fought the Law (1966)


Simon Fuller

Music manager for the Spice Girls.


Lowell Fulson

Song(s):
Reconsider Baby (1954)

Album(s):
Hung Down Head (1970)


Jack Fulton

Song(s):
The Birth of the Blues (1926) – see Paul Whiteman
Among My Souvenirs (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
My Heart Stood Still (1928) – see Paul Whiteman
Lover, Come Back to Me (1929) – see Paul Whiteman
Lover (1933) – see Paul Whiteman


Fun.

Song(s):
We Are Young (Fun. with Janelle Monáe, 2011)


Funkadelic

See Parliament/Funkadelic.


The Funk Brothers

Motown house band: Richard “Pistol” Allen (drums), Jack Ashford (percussion), Bob Babbitt (bass), William “Benny” Benjamin (drums), Eddie “Bongo” Brown (percussion), Dennis Coffey (guitar), Johnny Griffith (keyboards), Joe Hunter (keyboards), James Jamerson (bass), Uriel Jones (drums), Joe Messina (guitar), Melvin “Wah Wah Watson” Ragain (guitar), Earl Van Dyke (keyboards), Eddie “Chank” Willis (guitar).


Douglas Furber


The Bells of St. Mary’s (written with A. Emmett Adams, 1917)


Furniture

Song(s):
Brilliant Mind (1986)


Nelly Furtado

Song(s):
Promiscuous (with Timbaland, 2006)

Album(s):
Loose (2006)


George Furth

Album(s):
Company (cast: 1970) – see Stephen Sondheim


Future

Rap singer born Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn on 11/20/1983 in Atlanta, GA.


Futureheads

Song(s):
Hounds of Love (2005)


Future Islands

Song(s):
Seasons (Waiting on You (2014)


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