Frijid Pink

Frijid Pink

Also known as Frigid Pink
Members of Frijid Pink: Craig Webb, Gary Thompson, Harry Phillips (2), Jon Wearing, Kelly Green, Larry Zelanka, Rich Stevers, Tom Beaudry, Tom Harris (2)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.frijidpink.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frijid_Pink

Discography of Frijid Pink:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
2 Frijid Pink 12 Audio 1991 Repertoire Records
3 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Parrot
4 Defrosted 8 Audio 1970 Parrot
5 Rainbow Rider 2 Audio 1972 MGM Records
6 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Parrot
7 Sing A Song For Freedom 2 Audio 1970
8 Earth Omen 9 Audio 1972 Lion Records (4)
9 Defrosted 8 Audio 1970 Deram
10 Frijid Pink 11 Audio 2002 Akarma
11 All Pink Inside 11 Audio 1974 Fantasy
12 We're Gonne Be Here (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) 2 Audio Decca
13 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Deram
14 Sing A Song For Freedom / End Of The Line 2 Audio 1970 Parrot
15 Bye Bye Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
16 House Of The Rising Sun 2 Audio 1970 Deram
17 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970
18 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Deram
19 Heartbreak Hotel / Bye Bye Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
20 Music For The People 2 Audio 1971
21 We're Gonna Be There (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) 2 Audio 1971
22 Lost Son / I Love Her 2 Audio 1971
23 Frijid Pink 13 Audio 1970 Parrot
24 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
25 Sing A Song For Freedom 4 Audio 1970 Deram
26 The Beginning Vol. 5 10 Audio 1973 Teldec
27 Earth Omen 12 Audio 1995 Repertoire Records
28 House Of The Rising Sun / The Witch 4 Audio 1985 Old Gold (2)
29 Heartbreak Hotel / Bye Bye Blues 2 Audio 1970 Parrot
30 Sing A Song For Freedom / End Of The Line 2 Audio 1970 Parrot
31 Sing A Song For Freedom 2 Audio 1970-07-00 Deram
32 Heartbreak Hotel 2 Audio 1970 Deram
33 Musica Para La Gente (Music For The People) 2 Audio 1971 Deram
34 Sing A Song For Freedom 2 Audio 1970 Deram
35 The Beginning Vol. 5 10 Audio 1973 Deram
36 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
37 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Deram
38 House Of The Rising Sun 2 Audio Parrot
39 Heartbreak Hotel 2 Audio 1970
40 The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues 2 Audio 1970 Parrot
41 The House Of The Rising Sun 4 Audio 1970 Deram
42 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Deram
43 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Parrot
44 Defrosted 8 Audio 1970 Deram
45 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Parrot
46 Hibernated 37 Audio 2002 Akarma
47 Frijid Pink 9 Audio 1970 Deram
48 Frijid Pink 11 Audio 2002 Akarma
49 Defrosted 12 Audio 2002 Akarma
50 House Of The Rising Sun / Sing A Song For Freedom 2 Audio 1973 Decca


Frijid Pink is a Detroit area blues rock band formed in 1967, best known for their version of "House of the Rising Sun," released in 1969.

The initial line-up of the band included drummer Richard Stevers, guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, bassist Tom Harris, lead singer Tom Beaudry (aka:Kelly Green), and later added Larry Zelanka as off-staff keyboardist.

Frijid Pink was formed when members of the Detroit Vibrations Stevers and Harris were joined by guitarist Gary Ray Thompson, (who convinced Vibrations' manager Clyde Stevers (Richard's father) that he was a better candidate for a guitarist), and singer Tom Beaudry, who later took the stage name Kelly Green. They spent their first two years touring throughout the Southeast Michigan/Detroit area and eventually signed with Parrot Records. Their first two singles, "Tell Me Why" and "Drivin' Blues" (both released in 1969) failed to attract much attention, but their third 1969 effort, a distorted guitar-driven rendition of "House of the Rising Sun," reached the Top Ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in winter 1970. This disc sold over one million copies, thereby receiving a gold disc.

The band was so popular in their native Detroit area that a fledgling Led Zeppelin (who were just then getting started from the remnants of The Yardbirds) opened for them at Detroit's Grande Ballroom. Frijid Pink often shared billing with the likes of the MC5, The Stooges, The Amboy Dukes and others.


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