You will never find a more wretched hive of ponies and buttercups.

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In 1972, we lived in Memphis, TN. Me, and my mom and dad. We made long trips to Florida, ten-hour drives in a white Ford van. We listened to eight-track tapes along the way, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. And more than we listened to anyone else, we listened to Bob Frank.

Bob Frank, “the greatest songwriter you never heard of.” Legendary Memphis music producer Jim Dickinson said that about him, and it’s true. He’s achieved a sort of cult status now, among aficionados of our regional music. A bit like Big Star’s Alex Chilton. But outside of Memphis, you are hard pressed to find someone who’s ever heard of Bob Frank.

Robert Landis Frank was born in Memphis, TN, in 1944. He played in the local bars and sold his songs, to make ends meet. In 1966, he was drafted. Spent two years in Vietnam. He came back home to Memphis and met Deidre, the girl he would marry.

Bob Frank was a songwriter, who played his own songs and sang them.…

...when it's all for one it's one for all.
When there's someone that should know
then just let your feelings show
and make it all for one and all for love.

"All for one and one for all" or, in French, "tous pour un, un pour tous", is the motto of the three characters (Athos, Porthos and…

in my worst moments
my mind has seen life
                                           (and all its entanglements)
as a game

an unfriendly game
taken seriously and



                                (a constant encounter


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