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

SML 1077 Frijid Pink Defrosted (Album) Deram SML 1077 Greece 1970 Sell This Version
SMLM 1062 Frijid Pink Frijid Pink (Album) Parrot SMLM 1062 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
LN-1004, LN 1004 Frijid Pink Earth Omen (Album) Lion Records (4), Lion Records (4) LN-1004, LN 1004 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
F-9464 Frijid Pink All Pink Inside (Album) Fantasy F-9464 US 1974 Sell This Version
REP 5242 Frijid Pink Frijid Pink(CD, Album) Repertoire Records REP 5242 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-334 Frijid Pink Tell Me Why (Single) Parrot 45-334 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-PAR-340 Frijid Pink God Gave Me You / Drivin' Blues (Single) Parrot 45-PAR-340 US 1969 Sell This Version
DMA-9204 Frijid Pink Sing A Song For Freedom (Single) Deram, Deram DMA-9204 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
FM 7455 Frijid Pink The House Of The Rising Sun / Drivin' Blues (Single) Parrot FM 7455 South Africa 1970 Sell This Version
DM 321 Y Frijid Pink Heartbreak Hotel / Bye Bye Blues (Single) Deram DM 321 Y 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
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
DM 332 Frijid Pink Music For The People (Single) Deram, Deram DM 332 UK 1971 Sell This Version
DM 336 Frijid Pink We're Gonna Be There (When Johnny Comes Marchin' Home) (Single) Deram, Deram DM 336 France 1971 Sell This Version
DM. 1277 Frijid Pink Lost Son (Single) Parrot DM. 1277 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
6.11205, DL 25597 Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun / Sing A Song For Freedom (Single) Decca 6.11205, DL 25597 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
URC 1220 The Majors / Frijid Pink The Majors / Frijid Pink - A Wonderful Dream / House Of The Rising Sun Stardust Records URC 1220 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
71301 Frijid Pink The House Of The Rising Sun (Single) London Records 71301 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version