FRANKIE FEVER'S DUBONNET

My brand new song, 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 gold #1 record “Dubonnet” had become all the rage at legendary Los Angeles radio station K H J in that shimmering, jingle-jangle, SoCal summer of Love moment as Laurel Canyon hipsters & gypsies reveled in the FEVER by sipping Dubonnet Blonde [Blanc] and singing Frankie’s big hit song. Sunset Blvd rockers and Hollywood movie stars were not immune either. Lou Adler’s exclusive L.A. nightclub “On The Rox” embraced the "Dubonnet" spirit literally and regulars John Belushi, Keith Moon, Harry Nilsson, and John Lennon, quaffed Dubonnet Rouge ‘on the rocks’ and toasted one another in the decadent ‘70’s with the famous 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 and Frankie Fever had his day. “Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet”.


FRANKIE FEVER’S DUBONNET

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

CHORUS:
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

CHORUS:
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


SONGWRITER: FRANK TRAINOR
COPYRIGHT 2019 FRANK TRAINOR MUSIC INC.
 

Comments

  1. Really good song Frank! Passing it to some friends. Bruce liked it too.

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