Solid Gold Saturday Pick of the Week: Donna Fargo, Funny Face [VIDEO]
Every Saturday morning I invite you to join me for the Solid Gold Saturday Morning Show exclusive to B105. I make sure we get your faves from years ago on to conjure memories and bring you back to the roots of Country Music. I want to highlight some of our Country legends and the songs that help steer country music to where it is today. This week belongs to Donna Fargo.
Donna Fargo was born Yvonne Vaughan and had never thought about singing professionally. She was actually a teacher and soon met her husband Stan Silver, who became her manager when she first started her career in music.
Her first major concert was with Ray Price and she was named “Top New Female Vocalist” by the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1969. She had her own musical television show (produced by the Osmond Brothers), which ran for a year, beginning in 1978. Then in 1979, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. But, with medical treatment and her husband’s help, Fargo made it back to better health.
“Funny Face” is a song that Donna wrote and recorded in 1972. It went number one on the country charts and remained there for three weeks, but spent a total of 14 weeks on the charts. The song even crossed over (yes, there was cross over in the 70’s too), to the pop charts and peaked at number 5.