Frank Orsini lead singer of Don't Call Me Francis is dead.

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Never saw them but they are from South Jersey and always saw them listed at music festivals around the country

    The peripatetic band Don’t Call Me Francis has indicated on their Facebook page Tuesday night that lead singer, Frank Orsini, has died. The South Jersey band is known for performing at events across the Philly region for 25 years.

    The 10-member band paid tribute to their leader calling him a “man of many hats” and believed Orsini “would want nothing more than the Don’t Call Me Francis legacy to continue."

    The post says:

    "A man of many hats- A father. A brother. A family man. A friend. A band leader. A businessman. An entertainer. A musician. An irreplaceable presence. An inspiration to many. A relentless fighter. An unforgettable person.


    As a band, family, friends, and fans- we are all broken hearted. We deeply thank you all for your support and touching words. Frank poured his heart and soul into his band and his music. He built years of wonderful memories both on and off stage. In his own words, he would want nothing more than the Don’t Call Me Francis legacy to continue on. The band is proud to fulfill his wish.

    If you believe in forever as a Don’t Call Me Francis fan,

    You know there is a rock and roll heaven,

    And they have one hell of a band.

    Rest peacefully, Francis Orsini.

    We love and miss you."

    Hundreds of fans had posted tributes and condolensces by early this morning. The band said, however, that it would continue on.

    "Thank you ALL for your continued heartfelt support and love for Frank. As always, the show must go on..."


    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/...cis-Orsisni-has-died.html#yRJqs53ERDSGSv1G.99
     
  2. Lester

    Lester Well-Known Member

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    I never saw them either, but they always played the jersey shore. Always heard them advertised on WMMR and WYSP.
     
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  3. downtheshoreDom

    downtheshoreDom You Trãsh

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    wildwood local here....

    great band, sad but we still have Love Seed Momma Jump, Mr. GreenJeans and Stellar Mojo so the cover band scene lives on
     
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    Those stations are a blast from the past (adolescence in suburban Philly)
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Uh oh.....whereabouts?
     
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    Lester Well-Known Member

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    More in South Jersey, spent most time as a skate punk on south street.
     
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    Def South Street
     
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    Must be an east coast thing, because I've never even heard of them before?? :dontknow:
     
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    The guy in the Benjy hat died.

     
  11. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Sickle Cell?