Don Fardon

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Don Fardon ((born Donald Arthur Maughn, 19 August 1940, Coventry, Warwickshire, England) is an English pop singer.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Prior to becoming a singer, Fardon worked as a draughtsman for Alfred Herberts Ltd in Coventry. Before his solo success, Fardon was a singer with The Sorrows.

His biggest success was his cover version of "Indian Reservation" by John D. Loudermilk (1968, Billboard Hot 100: #20; 1970, UK: #3;[3] Australia: #4).[4] The global sales were estimated at over one million copies.[5]

His follow-up single "Follow Your Drum" reached #16 on the Australian Singles Chart in May 1972.

In 1973, his track "Delta Queen" reached #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[4] He covered The Kinks' hit, "Lola" in 1974. Fardon also released a cover version of "Running Bear". In 2006 he re-released his single, "Belfast Boy", in tribute following the death of George Best.[6]

His recording of the song "I'm Alive" (a cover of Tommy James & The Shondells) has been featured in a UK television advertisement for Five Alive fruit drinks, and a Dutch Vodafone commercial. On the back of the success of the latter, "I'm Alive" was reissued in the Netherlands and in March 2011, it reached the Top 20 of the Dutch singles chart.

Albums discography[edit]

  • Lament of the Cherokee (1968) GNP
  • I've Paid My Dues (1970) Decca
  • Released (1970) Youngblood
  • Indian Reservation (1988) GNP
  • Line Dance Party (1998) Grasmere
  • Indian Reservation (1999) Elap
  • I'm Alive (2003) RPM
  • Letter (2005) Magic
  • Coventry Boy (2006) Castle[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don Fardon - News, Pictures, Lyrics and Free Music Downloads". Don-fardon.onemusic.tv. 1940-08-19. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Sorrows". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 195. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ a b "Don Fardon | Awards". AllMusic. 1943-08-19. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  5. ^ Murrells, Joseph G. (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 239. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  6. ^ "Products CD's, Records & Memorabilia, Rare and Collectable Vinyl". Eil.com. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 
  7. ^ "Don Fardon | Discography". AllMusic. 1943-08-19. Retrieved 2015-08-19. 

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