Saturday, March 31, 2007

This Day in Music History: Connie Francis and Don't Break the Heart That Loves You

Singer and actress Connie Francis had the #1 hit in the country on this day in music history on March 31, 1962 with the song "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You." Connie had her first #1 hit with "Who's Sorry Now" which was written in 1923. It was her Father who advised her to record the song. So when he thought "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You" would be a hit Connie took his advice and recorded it. It was the third #1 hit of her singing career.
When looking back on her acting career she said her acting was amateurish and would never replace her singing career. She kept a notebook of her bad reviews because she thought they were hilarious. Her films were Where the Boys Are, Follow the Boys, Looking for Love, and When the Boys Meet the Girls. Connie was the sex symbol of her day. When the movie Where the Boys Are was remade in 1984 she was asked to be in the film but she didn't like the script and declined. She has suffered many set backs in her personal and professional life but has always bounced back. Connie Francis is a true survivor.
You can click on the video below to hear a few clips of her songs. None of them in the video are the featured song. If you want to hear a clip of the song you can if you click here.

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