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MUSIC ACHIEVERS




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MARY FABIAN-- Birmingham, Alabama
-1st to present a Grand Opera production in English in the South
-Debuted in Italy in "Madame Butterfly," which she sang over 100 times in that country
-1st opera singer to appear in movies with a cameo role in Lon Chaney's "Phantom of the Opera"

BILLY C. FARLOW- Decatur, Alabama
-Original member of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
-Writer of band's signature song, "Lost In The Ozone"

TERRY FELL- Dora, Alabama
-Best known as writer and original artist to record the classic "Truck Driving Man"
-Co-wrote 1961 hit "You're the Reason" with Bobby Edwards

EDDIE FLOYD-- Montgomery, Alabama
-Member of the late-50s harmony group, the Falcons
-Wrote and recorded "Knock on Wood", which was later recorded 64 times by singers such as Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Amii Stewart -Also wrote the classic "634-5789"

THE FOSTER FAMILY STRING BAND-- Florence, Alabama
-Named "String Band of the Year" for five consecutive years by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America

JOE L. FRANK-- Mt. Rosel, Alabama
-Manager and promoter who popularized the Singing Cowboy through artists like Gene Autry and Pee Wee King and the Golden West Cowboys
-Managed and developed the careers of Amos and Andy
-Combined radio with personal appearances to develop acts such as Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, and Minnie Pearl

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Fabian, MaryClassical, OperaVocalsB'ham Civic Opera Assoc.Birmingham, AL
Fago, JimRockPianoCharles SennFlorence, AL
Fain, Mark LeeGospelVocals11/26/66Rogersville, TNAL
Fair, MarkCountry, BluegrassGuitar, SongwriterGordo, ALMontgomery, AL
Fairfield FourGospelGroup - a cappellaBirmingham, AL
FalconsR&BGroupEddie Floyd & Wilson PickettMontgomery, AL
Fame Recording StudioR&B, Country, PopStudioMuscle Shoals, AL
Farlow, Billy C.RockVocals, Harmonica, WriterCommander CodyDecatur, AL
Fatts, FoxxyJazzDrumsAL Jazz Hall of Fame 19981949Birmingham, AL
Feldman, CharlieCountry, Pop, RockPublisherBirmingham, AL
Fell, TerryCountryVocals, Guitar, BassElvis Presley, Bobby Edwards5/13/21Dora, AL
Ferguson, John "Riverboat"FolkBanjo, VocalsHuntsville, ALBlountsville, AL
FiddlewormsRockGroupFlorence, AL
Fields, JohnnyGospelBass VocalsBlind Boys of Alabama9/9/27Lowndesboro, AL
Fikes, BettieGospel, BluesVocalsFreedom Choir, Mama Thornton1946Selma, AL
Five In TimePop, GospelGroupAthens, AL
FlashbacksPopGroupAthens, AL
Flood, BernardJazzTrumpetTeddy Hill, Chick Web12/16/07Montgomery, AL
Floyd, EddieR&BVocalsFalcons, Stax Records6/25/35Montgomery, AL
Floyd, HaroldBluesBassClarence "Gatemoutht" Brown1949Prichard, AL
Foster Family BandBluegrassGroupFlorence, AL
Foster, AnneBluegrassGuitarFoster Family BandFlorence, AL
Foster, BillBluegrassBanjoFoster Family BandFlorence, AL
Foster, MelissaBluegrassMandolinFoster Family BandFlorence, AL
Foster, Sam "High C"JazzTrumpet, EducatorPops Williams, Tuggle InstituteGABirmingham, AL
Foster, WillBluegrassBassFoster Family BandFlorence, AL
Fountain, ClarenceGospelVocalsBlind Boys of Alabama11/28/29Tyler, AL
Founty, JamesBluesVocalsaka Dan Pickett8/31/078/16/67AL
Four EaglesGospelGroupa cappella1930Wenonah, AL
Four HimGospelGroupsee Mark HarrisDaphne, AL
Fowler, BobBluegrassGuitarBill MonroeAL
Fowler, GregCountrySongwriter, ManagerAlabamaFort Payne, AL
Fox, CharliePop, R&BVocals, SongwriterInez & Charlie Foxx19349/18/98Greensboro, NCMobile, AL
Fox, LarryPop, RockJuice Newton, Beach BoysGadsden, AL
Frank, Joe L.CountryManagerPee Wee King, Delmore Bros.4/15/005/4/52Mt. Rozell, AL
Frank, OscarR&BSongwriterFAMEAL
Franklin, MelvinR&B, PopBass VocalsTemptations10/12/42Montgomery, AL
Frat BandR&BGroupOtis Redding's son & brotherMontgomery, AL
Free, Brian StacyGospelVocals3/29/63Marietta, GA
Freehling, ArtJazz, Marching BandArt's Music Store4/9/98Montgomery, AL
Freeman, CalEngineerSheffield, AL
Freeman, CatGospelTenor VocalsStatesmen Quartet, Blackwoods3/11/Albertville, AL
Freeman, Isaac "Dickie"GospelBassFairfield Four1929Johns, AL
Freeman, Tom "Fiddling"CountryFiddle18831952Bug Tussel, AL
Fritts, DonnieCountry, RockKeyboards, SongwriterKris Kristofferson, Muscle Shoals Studios1942Florence, AL
Froehlig, Celia Hill1/20/53Albertville, AL
Frye, GeorgeCountry, Bluegrass, GospelGuitar1912Uriah, AL
Full Moon EnsembleFolk, Irish, BluegrassGroupFlorence, AL
Funderburg, HowardJazzReeds, BandleaderHoward Funderburg OrchestraBirmingham, AL

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