Les was invited by Arnold Maxim (MGM Records USA) to write and produce an album for the legendary singer, Connie Francis. Les collated ten songs for the album, for which he scored the musical arrangements, played piano, produced and was musical director. The album, “Connie Francis Sings the Songs of Les Reed” was a huge success, and is still a favourite recording for her many fans. Connie also recorded many other Les Reed songs, and they became lifelong friends. A partnership made in heaven.