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HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREDDIE 14TH NOVEMBER 2017
On the 19th May 2006, the world lost the sixties pop legend Freddie Garrity. Still sadly missed by all his family, friends and fans the world over.
Here is a little memory in tribute For His Birthday 2017...
A FANTASTIC PORTRAIT OF FREDDIE BY MAURICE WARD FROM AUSTRALIA. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM VERY MUCH FOR SENDING IT IN
FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS ICONIC BRITISH INVASION POP GROUP 1963 - 2000
Freddie and the Dreamers were an English band who had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965.
Their stage act was enlivened by the comic antics of the 5-foot-3-inch-tall (1.60m) Freddie Garrity, who would bounce around the stage with arms and legs flying.
The group remained active until December 2000 when they played their final gig at Margate Winter Gardens in the UK.
After that date, Freddie was told by his doctor that due to his pulmonary hypertension it was not advisable for him to continue working, and he officially retired from all work in February 2001.
He died in Bangor, North Wales, on 19 May 2006.
. They were originally from Manchester. They were known as the clowns of the British Invasion as they were less serious than other groups at the time.
Lead singer Freddie changed his style from Skiffle in the 50s, to rock and roll in the early 60s.
The band consisted of Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 – 19 May 2006), vocals;
Roy Crewdson (born 29 May 1941), guitar;
Derek Quinn (born 24 May 1942, Manchester), guitar and harmonica;
Peter Birrell (born 9 May 1941, Manchester), bass;
and Bernie Dwyer (11 September 1940 – 4 December 2002), drums.
Although the band were grouped as a part of the Merseybeat sound phenomenon that The Beatles exploded around the world in the wake of Beatlemania, they came from Manchester.
Prior to becoming a singer, Freddie had worked as a milkman in Manchester.
They had four Top 10 UK hits:
A cover of James Ray's hit "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in mid-1963,
"I'm Telling You Now" (number 2 in August),
"You Were Made For Me" (number 3 in November)
and "I Understand", which hit the number 5 spot in November 1964.
Session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan played on many of the records, most notably on "Over You", "I Understand", "A Little You", "Thou Shalt Not Steal", "Just For You" and a cover version of Paul Anka's "I Love You Baby".
On stage the group performed pre-rehearsed, synchronised wacky dance routines.
They appeared in four British films: What a Crazy World with Joe Brown, Just for You, The Cuckoo Patrol and Every Day's A Holiday (US title Seaside Swingers) with Mike Sarne, Ron Moody and John Leyton.