Cuing off'a Ms. Brenda Lee, some of them teenaged female screamers of the '60s really knew how to holler through a ton of raspy gravel!
Little Frankie, from Manchester, England, began her short career began in 1963 when she sang with vocal combo called the Chimes. The Chimes recorded two singles for Decca, but for some reason just couldn't break through. Then, in 1965, Frankie was tapped to go solo; she was 16 at the time. Her new management paired her with beat group the Country Gentlemen, some good beat songs, and within the year they'd record three singles...AND then got to tour the UK with Herman's Hermits, Billy Fury, the Fortunes and Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders. However, even heavily promoted and visible as they were, no one bought their records; Frankie and the Country Gents quit by '67.