Frank Busseri
1932 - 2019
Frank Busseri

Rancho Mirage - Frank Busseri, a founding member of the popular 50's/60's group, The Four Lads, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 in Rancho Mirage, CA at the age of 86.

Frank was born on October 10, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario and educated at St. Michael's Choir School where he co-founded The Four Lads with Connie Codarini, Bernie Toorish & Jimmy Arnold.

Before rock & roll took over the charts, The Four Lads, dominated the early 1950's North American pop scene. Their four-part harmonies and clean-cut image helped make songs like "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Moments to Remember," "No, Not Much!" and "Standing on the Corner" hits in all of North America.

Frank Busseri and the Lads were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1984, the United States Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003 and received a SING! Toronto Vocal Arts Festival Legacy Award in 2013.

He was a resident of the Palm Springs area for 15 years where he performed at the renowned McCallum theatre in Palm Desert (his last performance) as well as many additional venues throughout California. His tenure as an active member of The Four Lads spanned for over 65 years..

Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Eva, daughter Rosie of New York, son Frank Jr. of Toronto, sister Virginia & brother Anthony of Toronto, along with six grandchildren and five nephews. A memorial service will be held in Toronto, Ontario at a future date.

He will be missed forever and ever.

Published by The Desert Sun on Feb. 10, 2019.
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I am so sorry about your loss. The Four Lads were my favorite group from the 1950s. May you treasure the wonderful memories you will always have. Vaya con Dios, and RIP.
Russell Cinque, Jr.
March 25, 2021
Back in 1959 The Four Lads while in Pittsburgh would come to my cousins
after hours club for dinner and a little relaxation. I remember them well
especially Frank for he seemed to socialize more with our customers.
Every time I see or hear of the Four Lads I remember them patronizing
my cousins club. They were a great group.

Roger Costantino
Roger Costantino
July 12, 2020
Marilyn Jauch-Colen
December 4, 2019
I had the great good fortune to be at the choir school when Frank and the other Lads were in the next grade. I remember the four of them singing between classes and hearing Frank play solo trumpet in our regular concerts. RIP Frank.
Paul Legge
March 15, 2019
Thanks for the memories. RIP.
Cathy & Ralph Facciani
Catherine Facciani
March 3, 2019
Frank was my god father. My dads best friend. ( jimmy Arnold ) . Frank will be missed, a part of my live gone. Wish i could be there to see frank jr & rosey again. My love to all. Will miss hearing. Frank voice, but the 4 lads still play on some radio & pandora. I listen to 4 lad radio on my phone daily. We are blessed to alway hear his voice. Love to all James M Arnold (jay)
James M Arnold
February 11, 2019
I still remember the first time I heard "Standing on the Corner". I loved it then and I still do. For 10 years I was blessed to work for a radio station in Charlotte, NC that had The Four Lads on our playlist. Thank you, Frank, for many years of great music !! Brant Hart WAVO 1150-AM Charlotte, NC.
Brant Hart
February 10, 2019
Jeff Borger
February 8, 2019
Jeff Borger
February 8, 2019
Jeff Borger
February 8, 2019
From all of us at the "Four Lads Appreciation Society" on Facebook our condolences to the family of Frank Busseri. Thanks for the wonderful music through the years and may the legacy of those recordings never leave us! Jeff Borger
Jeff Borger
February 8, 2019
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