The Success Of Netflix’s Tiger King Brings Fabian Back Into Studio with 2x Grammy Nominee & Multi Platinum record producer Joel Diamond
Teenage Heart-throb Fabian, is one of the first pop rock artists ever to be known by just one name. Fabian was 15 years old when he recorded “Tiger”, which won him the Silver Award as “The Promising Male Vocalist of 1958”. By the time he was 18, he had eleven of his recordings reach the Billboard Hot 100 charts (including his other major hit “Turn Me Loose”) and recorded eight albums. “Tiger” was not only a huge million selling Pop record, but also hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s R&B chart.
Netflix show “Tiger King” is officially crowned Twitter King and has been #1 rated and most talked about show on the network worldwide and is now in discussion to become a TV series (8 episodes on CBS) starring Nicolas Cage and a Broadway Show, Kristin Chenoweth having already recorded one of the songs. The stage and TV series follows the life of Joe Exotic, a former zoo operator, an openly gay & gun-toting cowboy, a husband to three men, and a “Milli Vanilli” style country singing career. Joe’s latest true crime docu-series is a combination of murder, mayhem, polygamy, and madness; Joe is currently serving 22 years in federal prison, although Cardi B has applied for a “Go-Fund Me” as well as President Trump now getting involved in considering a pardon for Joe. Chrissy Teigen, Jared Leto, Dax Shepard, Kim Kardashian, Sly Stallone, Rob Lowe, Ellen DeGeneres, Ed Norton, David Spade, Shaq, Britney Spears, Courtney Stodden and many other top celebrities regularly share their thoughts, good or bad, about this runaway hit on their personal Social Media.
Fabian is an animal rights person and was appalled by the abuse of the big cats in Joe Exotic’s care. This was the prime reason for Fabian to re-record his huge hit ‘Tiger’, and in turn donate a portion of the profits to Big Cat Reserves and Education centers including the Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary and Educational Center . “It was only the cruelty to the tigers that could have ever motivated me to re-record my 1959 hit “Tiger” plus the fact that I want to bring attention to all the tiger reserves that are doing such great work. And to Joe Exotic I say F- – – k You!, said Fabian.
“Tiger 2020” is being released this Monday May 25th on Silver Blue Records and is available on iTunes. For our media friends, attached are the “Tiger 2020” multi-mixes for your review and discussion.
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Tiger 2020 – 7th Heaven Radio Mix – by Fabian
Tiger 2020 – 7th Heaven Extended Club Mix – by Fabian
Tiger 2020 – 7th Heaven Dub Mix – by Fabian
Born on February 6, 1943 to Josephine and Domenic Forte, Fabian Forte was actually discovered at the age of 14 sitting on his front steps in Philadelphia. Fabian was actually watching his father being taken away in an ambulance when someone approached him about getting into the record business. His father couldn’t work any longer and being that Fabian was the oldest of three brothers, he took a chance at “making some money” in the music business to help his family out. He never thought of it as a career, only as a way of stepping in for his father at that time. And, before you knew it, soon thousands were to throng to his concerts. At 15, Fabian won the Silver Award as “The Promising Male Vocalist of 1958”. By the time he was 18, he had recorded dozens of hit singles, eight albums and earned gold records for “Turn Me Loose” and “Tiger” and a gold album for “The Fabulous Fabian”.
Fabian’s early films rocketed him to stardom in the acting arena and his screen debut in 1959 came with the film, Hound-Dog Man (1959), directed by Don Siegel and he traveled internationally for the films Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962) and The Longest Day (1962). He worked with two of our great screen giants in North to Alaska (1960) with John Wayne and High Time (1960) with Bing Crosby. Fabian was fortunate to have worked with the incomparable and gracious James Stewart in two films in his career, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) & Dear Brigitte (1965) and he learned to surf with Tab Hunter in the cult classic, Ride the Wild Surf (1964). He was even interviewed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1996, Jon Avnet-directed film, Up Close & Personal (1996).
Fabian’s role as a homicidal maniac in the TV production titled “A Lion Walks Among Us” directed by Robert Altman solidly established him as a versatile and powerful actor. This history-making production was the first television show to run one hour without commercials. Recently, Quentin Tarantino had very kind words to say about Fabian’s career as an actor and singer and based the role of “Rick Dalton” ( played by Leonardo DiCaprio) in 2019’s Once Upon A Time in America” on FABIAN.
This pop music and motion picture icon, received one of show business’ highest honors when he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8, 2002. Fabians’ 50 years performing for his loyal fans at packed concerts, stadiums, casinos, festivals and theater productions garnered him the 2188th star and Fabian honored his fans by dedicating his star to them on this memorable day. And in 1998, Fabian married model Andrea Patrick, a former Miss Pennsylvania-USA and Miss West Virginia who is the Owner/CEO of Patrick Talent Agency and Editor-in-Chief/Publisher for US Fashion magazine, GLADYS Magazine.
Fabian has kept his forever youthful looks and his great sense of humor coupled with enormous charm. Fabian continues to perform with two of his Philadelphia buddies, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell as “The Golden Boys” celebrating their 35th year together in one of the longest running shows of its genre today. His loyal fans are never disappointed to this day. His performance exudes the raw energy that made him one of music’s first rock stars.
About Joel Diamond:
2 x Grammy Nominee & Multi Platinum record producer Joel Diamond, CEO & President of Silver Blue Productions and Joel Diamond Entertainment, has produced hits in almost every genre of music from single-handedly creating the entire music career starting in Germany for David Hasselhoff, produced pop singer Englebert Humperdinck for 20 years including his biggest hit “After the Lovin”, country singer Eddy Arnold, R&B singers Gloria Gaynor and Little Anthony, legendary comic Andrew Dice Clay, and three #1 Classical albums for The Five Browns, in addition to many music awards and accolades over the years. Diamond recently received the 5th Annual Icon Award for Music presented on stage by Wink Martindale and Roger Neal at the Hollywood Museum, as well as being inducted into the Legends of Vinyl “Hall of Fame”.
Social Media and “seizing the moment” is not new to Joel Diamond, as just several months ago, after offering Subway Opera Singer Emily Zamourka a recording deal, the media was on fire with Diamond appearing on TMZ Live, Good Morning America, and news blitzes around the world. www.JoelDiamond.com