Saturday, May 20, 2006

FREDDIE GARRITY, 69

Mayor Dan gets the point in our continuing game of Breaking News Of The Dead. CNN reports:
British pop star Freddie Garrity, former lead singer with 1960s band Freddie and the Dreamers, has died at the age of 69.

Garrity died on Friday in hospital in North Wales, his agent said on Saturday.

His five-piece band had hits in Britain and the United States with "I'm Telling You Now" and "You Were Made For Me."

Garrity, who lived in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, was on holiday with his wife Christine when he was taken to hospital.

He had been suffering from emphysema for several years and had been unable to work since 2001.
Lord have Mersey.

1 comment:

Randy said...

Having had the opportunity to watch Freddie and the Dreamers on shows like Shindig and Hullabaloo in the 1960s, I can't help but recall the horrible dance, The Freddie, which he created by first lifting one leg, then the other up (that really was about all there was to it). He had a minor hit, "Do the Freddie," which was an extremely forgettable followup to "I'm Telling You Now." That being said, I always enjoyed listening to "I'm Telling You Now," and "You Were Made for Me."
It seems hard to believe that the British Invasion began more than 40 years ago.