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FRANKIE FEVER'S DUBONNET

 

FRANKIE FEVER'S DUBONNET
Songwriter/Artist: Frank Trainor

FRANKIE FEVER DIED TODAY
IN THE HEART OF OLD L.A.
LEGENDARY K H J
PLAYED HIS CLASSIC “DUBONNET”

LAUREL CANYON DUG HIS SONG
HIPSTERS ROCKED IT ALL NIGHT LONG
IT WAS COOL BUT THE BEAT GOES ON
GYPSY DAYS HAD COME AND GONE


HEAVEN HILL
SWEET SUCCESS AND A BITTER PILL
"DUBO, DUBON, DUBONNET”
AS CASSANDRE USED TO SAY
IMMORTALITY
“ON THE ROX” REALITY
BLONDE AND ROUGE AND HELL TO PAY
FRANKIE FEVER HAD HIS DAY


HOLLYWOOD PUSHED FRANKIE’S BEST
EVERY RECORD THAT HE EVER PRESSED
DIGGERS CLAIMED THEY WERE ALL IMPRESSED
AS THEY LAID HIM TO HIS REST

LAUREL CANYON SANG HIS SONG
DUG THE TUNE BUT NOT FOR LONG
GENERATIONS HAD MOVED ON
YESTERDAY WAS DEAD AND GONE


HEAVEN HILL
SWEET SUCCESS AND A BITTER PILL
"DUBO, DUBON, DUBONNET”
AS CASSANDRE USED TO SAY
IMMORTALITY
“ON THE ROX” REALITY
BLONDE AND ROUGE AND HELL TO PAY
FRANKIE FEVER HAD HIS DAY


FRANKIE FEVER’S DUBONNET tells of the death of a fictional and long faded “old L.A.” musician whose fleeting fame in the ‘60s coincided with a rising folk-rock movement in Laurel Canyon led by bands like The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and The Papas. Frankie Fever’s classic record “Dubonnet” hit #1 at legendary Los Angeles radio station K H J in that shimmering, jingle-jangle morning we now recall as the summer of love. "Dubonnet" perfectly captured the mood of the times as Canyon hipsters, gypsies and Sunset Blvd rockers alike revelled in the FEVER by sipping both 'blonde' and 'rouge'.

   

Lou Adler’s exclusive L.A. nightclub “On The Rox” embraced the spirit of Frankie Fever's "Dubonnet". Rox regulars Harry Nilsson, Keith Moon, John Belushi, John Lennon & Ringo Starr, frequently toasted one another with Dubonnet ‘on the rocks’ echoing the AM Cassandre phrase, “Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet”.


 

So, here’s to Frankie Fever and here’s to one last call.
Raise a glass of Blonde or Rouge, and 'salut' to you all.
It’s bittersweet, this aperitif, but hey, it’s “old L.A.”
The beat goes on at K H J & Frankie Fever had his day.

 


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