Charles Thompson IV is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. Following the band's breakup in 1993, he embarked on a solo career under the name Frank Black. After releasing two albums with record label 4AD and one with American Recordings, he left the label and formed a new band, Frank Black and the Catholics. He re-adopted the name Black Francis in 2007.
|Birth name||Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV|
|Also known as||Frank Black, Black Francis|
|Born||April 6, 1965|
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Labels||4AD, American, Cooking Vinyl, Sonic Unyon, spinART, Demon Records|
Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, his interest in music began at a young age. He formed the band ˜Pixies' with his friend Joey Santiago, bassist Kim Deal, and drummer David Lovering. When the band released their mini-album ˜Come on Pilgrim', he adopted the name ˜Black Francis'. Their first full-length album was ˜Surfer Rosa'. Soon other albums such as ˜Bossanova' and ˜Trompe le Monde' followed with lyrics to songs written mostly by him. The album ˜Doolittle' with songs like ˜Debaser' and ˜Monkey Gone to Heaven' was critically acclaimed. After the Pixies split, he adopted the ˜Frank Black', and released an eponymous album in collaboration with Eric Feldman. The album ˜Teenager of the Year' showed a marked deviation in style. Along with Lyle Workman, David McCaffrey and Scott Boutier, he formed the band ˜Frank Black and the Catholics', and released an album of the same name; other notable albums were ˜Pistolero', ˜Dog in the Sand', ˜Black Letter Days', ˜Devil's Workshop', and ˜Show Me Your Tears'. He released a few solo albums, as well, including ˜Christmass', ˜Frank Black 93-03', ˜Bluefinger', and the mini-album ˜Svn Fngrs'.
He moved around a lot as a child with his father, who worked as a bar owner, and lived in places like Los Angeles and Westport, Massachusetts.
He learned how to play guitar on his mother's Yamaha classical guitar when he was 11 and started composing his own music while he was a senior high school.
He appeared in a 2013 video promoting the children's book Lost Sloth.
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● Black Francis was born on April 6, 1965 (age 57) in Boston, Massachusetts, United States ● He is a celebrity rock singer ● His full name is Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV● His successful albums are Teenager of the Year 1994 , Frank Black 1993 , The Cult of Ray 1996 , Fast Man Raider Man 2006 and Honeycomb 2005 ● His popular songs are Where Is My Mind? Surfer Rosa · 1988 , Here Comes Your Man Doolittle · 1989 and Monkey Gone to Heaven Doolittle · 1989 ● His spouse is Violet Clark (m. 2003), Jean Black (m. ?–2003)
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