Frank Hayes

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Frank Hayes is a Portland, OR, fan and filker who first discovered filk at Windycon VI in 1979. He is one of fandom's best humorous song writers. He is the first "diagnosed" sufferer from the alleged ailment called Frank Hayes Disease.

He was married to Teri Lee until her death in 2021. An authority on information technology, he is a senior news columnist for Computerworld magazine.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Frank Hayes Disease[edit]

A disease affecting filkers first noticed in Frank Hayes. Its primary symptom is the forgetting of song lyrics while performing. The recommended treatment and preventive is having written lyrics in front of the performer.

Hayes wrote:

By 1983 or so, my ability to forget had reached legendary status. Some filkers claimed they got temporary amnesia just from sitting in the same room as me. On one amazing (but true) occasion, Heather Alexander borrowed a guitar, not knowing it was mine — and promptly forgot a song she had known for years.

See Fannish Ailments.

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