Frijid Pink

Frijid Pink

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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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Frijid Pink Discography

Albums

Frijid Pink Defrosted (Album) Deram Greece 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Frijid Pink (Album) Parrot New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Earth Omen (Album) Lion Records (4), Lion Records (4) Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink All Pink Inside (Album) Fantasy US 1974 Sell This Version
REP 5242 Frijid Pink Frijid Pink(CD, Album) Repertoire Records REP 5242 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Frijid Pink Tell Me Why (Single) Parrot US 1969 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink God Gave Me You / Drivin' Blues (Single) Parrot US 1969 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Sing A Song For Freedom / End Of The Line (Single) Parrot Australia 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues (Single) Parrot South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Heartbreak Hotel / Bye Bye Blues (Single) Deram Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
JBS 40, JBS 40 Dominga / Frijid Pink Dominga / Frijid Pink - Una Ragazza Sola / Sing A Song For Freedom (7", Jukebox) Decca, Deram JBS 40, JBS 40 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
DM 309 Frijid Pink Sing A Song Of Freedom(7", Single) Deram DM 309 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
HL-9056 Frijid Pink The House Of The Rising Sun / God Gave Me You(7", Single) London Records HL-9056 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
JBS 28 Frijid Pink / Brotherhood Of Man Frijid Pink / Brotherhood Of Man - House Of The Rising Sun / United We Stand(7", Jukebox) Deram JBS 28 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Music For The People (Single) Deram, Deram Italy 1971 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink We're Gonna Be There (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) (Single) Deram, Deram France 1971 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink Lost Son (Single) Parrot Greece 1971 Sell This Version
EPDM 1014 Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun/Crying Shame/Tell Me Why(7", EP) Deram EPDM 1014 Portugal 1971 Sell This Version
2006 130 Frijid Pink Rainbow Rider(7", Single) MGM Records 2006 130 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
LION 136 Frijid Pink Lazy Day / Go Now(7", Single, Promo) Lion Records (4) LION 136 US 1972 Sell This Version
LION 115 Frijid Pink Earth Omen(7", Single, Promo) Lion Records (4) LION 115 US 1972 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun / Sing A Song For Freedom (Single) Decca Germany 1973 Sell This Version
OG 9533 Frijid Pink / Rattles* Frijid Pink / Rattles* - House Of The Rising Sun / The Witch(7", Single) Old Gold (2) OG 9533 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Frijid Pink Frijid Pieces(CD, EP) Not On Label (Frijid Pink Self-released) none US 2012 Sell This Version
The Majors / Frijid Pink The Majors / Frijid Pink - A Wonderful Dream / House Of The Rising Sun Stardust Records Canada Unknown Sell This Version