Bob Franke

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Birthday
25, 1947
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
25, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Folk artist who was known for his intensely spiritual and personal music that was rooted in his liberal Christianity.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1969. He honed his performing skills at Ann Arbor coffeehouse The Ark while in college.

Trivia

He contributed music to The Velveteen Rabbit, a 1990 ballet based on the classic children's story.

Family Life

He fathered a daughter, Elizabeth, who suffered from an orthopedic condition. He wrote the songs Alleluia, The Great Storm Is Over and Love Bravely, Elizabeth with her in mind.

Associated With

His songs were covered by many artists, including Kathy Mattea, Peter, Paul and Mary, and June Tabor.

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