TIL of Jackson C. Frank, a folk singer who released just one album in 1965. His life was a tragedy: a boiler explosion at school killed 15 of his classmates and severely burned him. Later, his son died of cystic fibrosis. Then, while homeless, his eye was shot out in a random attack.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/09/jackson-c-frank-tragic-tale-forgotten-60s-legend

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  1. Lives just not fair to some people, other circumstances would have prob since this guy have a nice well made life, his voice was friendly and crisp. May he rest in peace.

  2. Frank wrote a song called [Marlene](https://www.wkbw.com/longform/a-forgotten-buffalo-legend-the-jackson-c-frank-story) about the boiler explosion. Among those who were killed was his first girlfriend, Marlene Dupont.

    He was later diagnosed with [schizophrenia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_C._Frank) and wound up penniless and homeless.

    Although his lone album did not sell well, his songs have been sampled by many more well-known artists, including Simon & Garfunkel (Paul Simon produced his album), John Mayer, and Daft Punk.

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