Fler – Nice To Be On Your Show (1973/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 40:48 minutes | 476 MB | Genre: Blues Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cherry Red Records
Fans – including showbiz pals – have been paying tribute to Sheffield music legend Frank White.
Fellow Sheffield star Jon McClure, frontman of Reverend and The Makers, described him as ‘Sheffield music royalty’, while famed city music producer Alan Smyth, who worked with Frank and other local greats, including Arctic Monkeys, said he was ‘a legend and a massive inspiration for many’.
In the 1960s, Frank toured Europe with another local hero, The Crying Game pop star Dave Berry and the Cruisers. He played with Carl Perkins, Albert Lee and The Crickets.
It was widely reported that the talented guitarist and singer was headhunted by The Rolling Stones after the departure of Mick Taylor, while his Sheffield mate Joe Cocker also wanted him for The Grease Band.
Frank, uncle of city recording star Richard Hawley, is regarded as a musician who could have matched the careers of Eric Clapton and Keith Richards, if he had wished, but he put aside the chance of global fame and fortune in favour of family and faith.
He treated fans to his talent every Friday for 20 years at Pheasant Inn, at Sheffield Lane Top, but stopped performing publicly about five years ago after suffering a broken left shoulder.
Another claim to fame was owning the first white twin-neck Gibson guitar to be shipped from the United States in 1964.
1-1. Fler – Nobody (02:33)
1-2. Fler – Not Fade Away (03:06)
1-3. Fler – Move On (03:08)
1-4. Fler – What Am I Living For (05:08)
1-5. Fler – Kingdom Hall (03:22)
1-6. Fler – Blue Moon Of Kentucky (03:19)
1-7. Fler – Gonna Find My Baby (Gotta Find My Baby) (02:24)
1-8. Fler – Punk (05:39)
1-9. Fler – No Money Down (02:37)
1-10. Fler – Nice To Be On Your Show (04:02)
1-11. Fler – Lawdy, Miss Clawdy (03:02)
1-12. Fler – Darnall Dogtrack (02:22)