b. Frankie Kelly, Washington, U.S.A.
Frankie Kelly was born in Washington.
He began a professional career as a session singer during the mid-70's.
Signed to the Trade Winds International label, Frankie worked with artists including Herbie Hancock, Melba Moore, and even Richard Pryor, while also performing hits of the day in local nightclubs with a top 40 style session band that included his cousins.
In 1985 he recorded, the very highly popular, 'Ain't That The Truth' (inspired by Marvin Gaye although Frankie insists that the track didn't start out that way) and released in the U.K. via Virgin / 10 (U.K. Top 75).
He has adopted a low profile since that time.