Frijid Pink

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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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Albums

Frijid Pink - Defrosted album art Frijid Pink Defrosted (Album) Deram Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink album art Frijid Pink Frijid Pink (Album) Parrot New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - Earth Omen album art Frijid Pink Earth Omen (Album) Lion Records (4), Lion Records (4) Canada 1972 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - All Pink Inside album art Frijid Pink All Pink Inside (Album) Fantasy US 1974 Sell This Version
REP 5242 Frijid Pink - Frijid Pink album art Frijid Pink Frijid Pink(CD, Album) Repertoire Records REP 5242 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
FPLP0814 Frijid Pink - Made in Detroit album art Frijid Pink Made in Detroit(LP, Album) Not On Label FPLP0814 US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Frijid Pink - Tell Me Why album art Frijid Pink Tell Me Why (Single) Parrot Canada 1969 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - God Gave Me You / Drivin' Blues album art 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 album art 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 album art 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 album art Frijid Pink Heartbreak Hotel / Bye Bye Blues (Single) Deram Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
LS 245 Frijid Pink - Vol. 2 - Heartbreak Hotel album art Frijid Pink Vol. 2 - Heartbreak Hotel(7", EP) Deram LS 245 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
LS 235 Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun album art Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun(7", EP) Deram LS 235 Japan 1970 Sell This Version
JBS 40, JBS 40 Frijid Pink - Una Ragazza Sola / Sing A Song For Freedom  album art 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
HL-9056 Frijid Pink - The House Of The Rising Sun / God Gave Me You album art 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 - House Of The Rising Sun / United We Stand album art Frijid Pink / Brotherhood Of Man Frijid Pink / Brotherhood Of Man - House Of The Rising Sun / United We Stand(7", Promo) Deram JBS 28 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - Music For The People album art Frijid Pink Music For The People (Single) Deram, Deram New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - We're Gonna Be There (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) album art Frijid Pink We're Gonna Be There (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) (Single) Deram, Deram UK 1971 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - Lost Son album art Frijid Pink Lost Son (Single) Parrot Canada 1971 Sell This Version
45-360 Frijid Pink - Lost Son/I Love Her album art Frijid Pink Lost Son/I Love Her(7", Single, Promo) Parrot 45-360 US 1971 Sell This Version
71301 Frijid Pink - Heartbreak Hotel / The House Of The Rising Sun album art Frijid Pink Heartbreak Hotel / The House Of The Rising Sun(7", Single) Deram 71301 Turkey 1971 Sell This Version
EPDM 1014 Frijid Pink - House Of The Rising Sun album art Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun(7", EP) Deram EPDM 1014 Portugal 1971 Sell This Version
Frijid Pink - Earth Omen album art Frijid Pink Earth Omen (Single) Lion Records (4) US 1972 Sell This Version
2006 130 Frijid Pink - Rainbow Rider album art Frijid Pink Rainbow Rider(7", Single) MGM Records 2006 130 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
LION 136 Frijid Pink - Lazy Day / Go Now album art Frijid Pink Lazy Day / Go Now(7", Single, Promo) Lion Records (4) LION 136 US 1972 Sell This Version