Frank comes from a land down under to launch Coventry musical
He is just one of 20 artists with a Coventry connection to have their music featured in Godiva Rocks, alongside Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall, King, The Primitives and The Enemy.
Written by Alan Pollock and directed by Hamish Glen (pictured above, either side of Frank Ifield and Pete Chambers of the Coventry Music Museum), Godiva Rocks aims to capture a sense of pride for Coventry’s vibrant but often overlooked musical history, from the 1960s to the present day.
“But on another, it’s a story about an enormous pride. We, Coventry, have produced this music. It came from somewhere inside us – from the people, the atmosphere and the soil of the place – and we sent it out into the world.
"Ditto You’re Wondering Now. But I think Hear You Talking by Beverley Jones is my favourite – a song which everyone should know and which should be on Radio 2 literally all the time. It makes me excited about a past I never knew but which hopefully we’re recreating for now…"
Godiva Rocks runs on the Main Stage from Sat 7 – Sat 21 Oct. Tickets are priced from £19 - £27 and are available from the Belgrade Box Office on 024 7655 3055 or via the Belgrade Theatre website at www.belgrade.co.uk