Jackson C. Frank (1943-1999) has been called “the most famous folksinger of the 1960s that no one has ever heard of.”
(Source: Folk Blues and Beyond)
He had an incredibly tragic life that reminds me of my brother in so many ways.
He learned to play guitar as therapy after being horribly burned in a fire when he was only 11 years old. When he was 21, he got an insurance settlement from that fire and it enabled him to go to England. There he met and played folk clubs with Paul Simon, who produced Frank’s first album in 1965.