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
Achiever Style Instrument Worked With Date Of Birth Date Of Death Place Of Birth Home Fabian, Mary Classical, Opera Vocals B'ham Civic Opera Assoc. Birmingham, AL Fago, Jim Rock Piano Charles Senn Florence, AL Fain, Mark Lee Gospel Vocals 11/26/66 Rogersville, TN AL Fair, Mark Country, Bluegrass Guitar, Songwriter Gordo, AL Montgomery, AL Fairfield Four Gospel Group - a cappella Birmingham, AL Falcons R&B Group Eddie Floyd & Wilson Pickett Montgomery, AL Fame Recording Studio R&B, Country, Pop Studio Muscle Shoals, AL Farlow, Billy C. Rock Vocals, Harmonica, Writer Commander Cody Decatur, AL Fatts, Foxxy Jazz Drums AL Jazz Hall of Fame 1998 1949 Birmingham, AL Feldman, Charlie Country, Pop, Rock Publisher Birmingham, AL Fell, Terry Country Vocals, Guitar, Bass Elvis Presley, Bobby Edwards 5/13/21 Dora, AL Ferguson, John "Riverboat" Folk Banjo, Vocals Huntsville, AL Blountsville, AL Fiddleworms Rock Group Florence, AL Fields, Johnny Gospel Bass Vocals Blind Boys of Alabama 9/9/27 Lowndesboro, AL Fikes, Bettie Gospel, Blues Vocals Freedom Choir, Mama Thornton 1946 Selma, AL Five In Time Pop, Gospel Group Athens, AL Flashbacks Pop Group Athens, AL Flood, Bernard Jazz Trumpet Teddy Hill, Chick Web 12/16/07 Montgomery, AL Floyd, Eddie R&B Vocals Falcons, Stax Records 6/25/35 Montgomery, AL Floyd, Harold Blues Bass Clarence "Gatemoutht" Brown 1949 Prichard, AL Foster Family Band Bluegrass Group Florence, AL Foster, Anne Bluegrass Guitar Foster Family Band Florence, AL Foster, Bill Bluegrass Banjo Foster Family Band Florence, AL Foster, Melissa Bluegrass Mandolin Foster Family Band Florence, AL Foster, Sam "High C" Jazz Trumpet, Educator Pops Williams, Tuggle Institute GA Birmingham, AL Foster, Will Bluegrass Bass Foster Family Band Florence, AL Fountain, Clarence Gospel Vocals Blind Boys of Alabama 11/28/29 Tyler, AL Founty, James Blues Vocals aka Dan Pickett 8/31/07 8/16/67 AL Four Eagles Gospel Group a cappella 1930 Wenonah, AL Four Him Gospel Group see Mark Harris Daphne, AL Fowler, Bob Bluegrass Guitar Bill Monroe AL Fowler, Greg Country Songwriter, Manager Alabama Fort Payne, AL Fox, Charlie Pop, R&B Vocals, Songwriter Inez & Charlie Foxx 1934 9/18/98 Greensboro, NC Mobile, AL Fox, Larry Pop, Rock Juice Newton, Beach Boys Gadsden, AL Frank, Joe L. Country Manager Pee Wee King, Delmore Bros. 4/15/00 5/4/52 Mt. Rozell, AL Frank, Oscar R&B Songwriter FAME AL Franklin, Melvin R&B, Pop Bass Vocals Temptations 10/12/42 Montgomery, AL Frat Band R&B Group Otis Redding's son & brother Montgomery, AL Free, Brian Stacy Gospel Vocals 3/29/63 Marietta, GA Freehling, Art Jazz, Marching Band Art's Music Store 4/9/98 Montgomery, AL Freeman, Cal Engineer Sheffield, AL Freeman, Cat Gospel Tenor Vocals Statesmen Quartet, Blackwoods 3/11/ Albertville, AL Freeman, Isaac "Dickie" Gospel Bass Fairfield Four 1929 Johns, AL Freeman, Tom "Fiddling" Country Fiddle 1883 1952 Bug Tussel, AL Fritts, Donnie Country, Rock Keyboards, Songwriter Kris Kristofferson, Muscle Shoals Studios 1942 Florence, AL Froehlig, Celia Hill 1/20/53 Albertville, AL Frye, George Country, Bluegrass, Gospel Guitar 1912 Uriah, AL Full Moon Ensemble Folk, Irish, Bluegrass Group Florence, AL Funderburg, Howard Jazz Reeds, Bandleader Howard Funderburg Orchestra Birmingham, AL
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