Teen star Frank Fafara had a string of successful rock 'n roll releases in Arizona spanning the years 1959 to 1964. His very first recording "Only in My Dreams" went to #5 on the Phoenix Top Ten radio charts making him an overnite teen sensation.
A series of top releases followed including "Miss You Dee" "Lovemaker, Lovebreaker" and another big hit "Golden One". Frank Fafara recorded at the same legendary studio as Duane Eddy, Waylon Jennings and Wayne Newton. Cashbox's national review noted that "Fafara has something of the late Buddy Holly in his light beat delivery". Billboard magazine gave him their highest 3 star rating.
Frank Fafara appeared at many Arizona cities with other top rockers of his day including the Everly Brothers, Conway Twitty and Del Shannon. Frank was also popular for his appearances at Stage 7, the hottest teen club of its day and often appeared on KPHO’s Saturday night TV show Teen Beat, as well as perfomances on the famous Wallace & Ladmo show.
Fafara's masters were recently found along with others at Audio Recorders, the studio which made Phoenix a major recording hub during the fifties & sixties. Frank wrote all his own songs and they were put out on MCI Records and Mascot Records. Frank's hit records were leased to Del-Fi Records, the same label as Richie Valens, but unfortunately were never released nationally. Today however, all the original Phoenix recordings from 1959 - 1964 of Frank Fafara have been completely digitized and are now available for the first time on this long overdue oldies album "Only In My Dreams". Legendary musician Al Casey played on many of the album cuts.
Frank Fafara's "Only In My Dreams" album of 10 original recordings written by Frank is available in an attractive retro album look CD digipak style with 6 panels of many vintage Black & White photos from the 1950's & 60's era. Catch more photos and stories of early Phoenix, Arizona Rock 'n Roll days at www.FrankFafara.com