Frankie News

We received one reply to our July news. I want to thank Tony Dodgson for his thoughtful ideas and opinions. We are taking his suggestions to heart and we’ll see what we can do. I’m hoping we can get more of you Frankie Laine fans to read our news page and give us your ideas and suggestions. This is a huge undertaking and we could use all the help we can get. If you didn’t read our July news page, I’m readmitting our July message for your approval.

“The news of the day is a request for your help. We have a dream for our next Frankie Laine adventure. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could create a life size bronze  statue of Frankie Laine and have it placed on Shelter Island. There are some great locations on Shelter Island that can be seen from Frankie’s patio. We would like to form The Frankie Laine Foundation which would fund such a dream. The “Foundation” would also fund some of the charities that Frankie contributed to during his legendary career. This would be a huge undertaking, and we could use as much help as possible. I’m not sure how many Frankie Laine fans actually read our news page, so I’m interested in the response from this call for help.

My plan of attack will be: First I must communicate our idea to the City of San Diego, and The San Diego Port commission. Second, find a sculptor who can help us create the life size figure. Thirdly, produce a realistic budget for the “Foundation”, the City expenses for the site, and finally the Bronze Sculpture. The contributions to the various charities will come over a period of time. I realize how big an undertaking this is, however, if you’re going to dream, then dream high. Frankie Laine deserves no less for his contributions to our lives. Frankie Laine really needs to be honored with his own statue, and we must be the ones who get this done.

I look forward to hearing from any of you fans that can share this dream with us. Your contributions, your contacts, your suggestions, your ideas are all welcomed. I realize that many of Frankie’s fans are up there in age, so maybe you can contribute in the name of your parents, or grandparents.

Thank you so much for your consideration. Let’s make this happen ( email me at  or call 760 943 9911  ). Keep the faith and keep playing Frankie Laine’s music.”


Jimmy Marino
Team Frankie Laine


(Frankie Laine International Appreciation Society) Silsden Cottage, London Road Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4ND

Chairman: Rosemary Carden

Treasurer/Membership: Tony Cooper 18 Napier Crescent, Seamer, Scarborough North Yorkshire Y012 4HY