Freddie & The Dreamers
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s british invasion oldies pop rock british|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Individual Artists:||The Dreamers|
This Manchester, England-based 60s beat outfit, comprising Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 (1940 is also cited), Manchester, Lancashire, England, d. 19 May 2006, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, Wales; vocals), Roy Crewsdon (b. 29 May 1941; guitar), Derek Quinn (b. 24 May 1942; guitar), Pete Birrell (b. 9 May 1941; bass) and Bernie Dwyer (b. 11 September 1940, Manchester, Lancashire, England d. 4 December 2002; drums), was briefly renowned for its mixture of beat music and comedy. Garrity formed the band in 1959 and it remained semi-professional until passing a BBC audition in 1963. Although their debut, If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody, was an R&B favourite, subsequent releases were tailored to the quintets effervescent insouciant image. Im Telling You Now and You Were Made For Me also reached the UK Top 3, establishing the band at the height of the beat boom. Although Garrity displayed his songwriting skill with...