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Black Francis (song lyrics)

BLACK FRANCIS aka Frank Black, was born Charles Thompson IV in 1965 in Boston, MA. He is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the indie rock band Pixies, which he formed in the mid-1980s while attending UMass Amherst. Named one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock,” Pixies disbanded in 1993 after four albums and one EP. Francis continued to have a successful solo career, and in 2004, Pixies reunited for their first tour in more than a decade, playing sold-out shows across North America and Europe. Pixies remain one of the most important bands of the era, having influenced musicians such as Kurt Cobain, Thom Yorke, and many others.

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