born June 26, 1943
English vocalist and pianist Georgie Fame has had a busy career in both the jazz and R&B scenes. Born Clive Powell, he was renamed at age 16 by the impresario Larry Parnes. He gained early recognition in the '60s with his R&B band Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames; one of their biggest hits was Yeh, Yeh by Rodgers Grant .
In the '70s and especially '80s, Georgie collaborated with a variety of important jazz musicians including Annie Ross, John Hendricks, and the Count Basie band.