Vincent Francis Guzzo was born on August 4, 1939, in Gretna,
Louisiana, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. He is the
adopted son of Vincent and Anna Guzzo, who named him Francis Guzzo JR.
He took the stage name of Franike Ford and had a Top 20 hit in 1959
with "Sea Cruise" He is known as the "New Orleans Dynamo",
and spent about 200 days a year on the road. Frankie Ford passed
away on September 28, 2015, following a long illness.
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