Writes Bill Sardi:
Connie Francis, age 80 today (Dec 12, 2017), who rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s with hit songs like Where the Boys Are, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on my Collar, recalls all her challenges in life in her new book AMONG MY SOUVENIRS, the same title as her hit song by the same title.
When asked if she’s had any regrets in her 80 years, Connie told DailyMail.com:
‘My whole stinkin’ life is a regret! I wasted a lot of time and emotion on things that were not important.
‘If I could tell the young singers of today, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera one thing, it would be to remember that yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, and today is cash. Life moves forward so quickly, make the most of it while you can.”
Asked if she still was in search of romance, she responded: ‘I date from time to time,’ she says. ‘I’m not a cougar, but I’d like to find a nice looking man with a lot of energy. I’d be interested in finding someone intelligent I could talk to, someone who’s kind with a good sense of humor, maybe like a doctor, a lawyer or a professor. If you know someone who fits the bill, send him my way!’ Sounds like a libertarian would do.
The singer penned her first book Who’s Sorry Now?in 1984, the same title of her hit 1958 song. Let’s not forget her many other hit songs, like Everybody Is Somebody’s Fool (1960), Tennessee Waltz (1960), Never On A Sunday, Come Back To Sorrento (in Italian) and my favorite Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. Regardless of her age, we’ll never be ready to Kiss Me (Connie) Goodbye.