Freddy Weller

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country soul blues acoustic cover male vocalists favourite ballad Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Wilton Frederick Weller, 9 September 1947, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Weller played guitar and sang at school and was in a group, the Believers, with Joe South. One of his first sessions was for Billy Joe Royal’s 1965 hit single, ‘Down In The Boondocks’. Two years later Weller replaced the lead guitarist in the successful pop band Paul Revere And The Raiders. During this period he also wrote several songs with Tommy Roe, including his hit singles ‘Dizzy’ and ‘Jam Up Jelly Tight’. His opportunity to go solo came when a recording session for the Raiders was cancelled and Mark Lindsay offered to record Weller on his own. They cut ‘Games People Play’, which became a US number 2 country hit in 1969. Weller had further country hits with ‘These Are Not My People’, ‘Down In The Boondocks’, ‘The Promised Land’, ‘Indian Lake’ and ‘Another Night Of Love’, eventually leaving the Raiders...

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