Frankie Vaughan Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive contains:

  • sheet music
  • scores
  • orchestral and band parts
 all used by Frankie Vaughan throughout his career.

Many of the scores and parts have handwritten notes relating to the occasions they were used, including stage directions, lead-ins and running orders for stage and television appearances

Administrative / Biographical History

Frankie Vaughan (1928 - 1999) was born in Liverpool and enjoyed a long career as a pop singer both in the UK and the US. He started out in variety theatre in the 1940s, progressed to film and TV appearances and made a large number of very successful recordings in the 1950s and 60s. He is perhaps best remembered for his signature tune Give Me the Moonlight, cover versions of US hits such as Green Door and his appearances at the London Palladium Talk of the Town. Frankie Vaughan also carried out significant charitable work on social projects for which he received an OBE in 1965 and a CBE in 1997. He was an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation. To book an appointment please contact 0151 231 3813 or Archives@ljmu.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

The Frankie Vaughan Archive was donated to Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) by Mrs. Stella Vaughan in the summer of 2000.

Other Finding Aids

A Basic List of Items in the Frankie Vaughan Archive is available at http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/lea/77469.htm

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