Freddie Hart

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly country classic country lets go boppin tonight Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

Fred Segrest, 21 December 1926, Loachapoka, Alabama, USA. Hart was one of 10 boys and five girls born to a family of sharecroppers. He left school at the age of 12 and started working for his parents. When he was only 15, he lied about his age - and his parents signed the papers - so that he could join the marines. He saw action at both Guam and Iwo Jima. Four years later he was back as a civilian and taught karate to the Los Angeles police. He acquired a black belt, but in 1951, he went into country music when he joined Lefty Frizzell’s band. In 1953 he was given a recording contract with Capitol Records, but it was not until 1959 that he had his first hit - ‘The Wall’ with Columbia Records. He recorded further country hits with Monument Records and Kapp Records, including ‘Hank Williams’ Guitar’, and, in 1969, he rejoined Capitol as a successful country performer.

In 1971 Hart went to number 17 in the US pop...

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