“Do The Freddie” by Freddie and the Dreamers

24 06 2013

Here’s another reason why I love video footage from the 1960s – here’s Freddie and the Dreamers trying to start a dance craze with “Do The Freddie”. I think that this is from Shindig!, which would put it at about 1965. It’s not really one of my favourite songs, but who can resist this video?

I am having trouble getting that out of my head now that it is in there.

Freddie and the Dreamers were from Manchester, and were active at the time of the British Invasion. Freddie, whose full name was Freddie Garrity, was only 5’3″, and was born in 1936 (though his publicity info listed him as being born in 1940, because that sounded better). He retired from performing in 2001, and died in 2006.

If you want to see more Freddie and the Dreamers: here is colour footage of them performing “You Were Made For Me”, complete with Spanish subtitles.

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