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Category: Music - Popular
Reference No: 8452
Status: Available
Price: £40.00
  Freddie Garrity

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Manchester-born singer and actor who was the frontman of the 1960s pop group, Freddie and the Dreamers.

Garrity worked as a milkman while playing in local skiffle groups: the Red Sox, the John Norman Four and, finally, the Kingfishers, who became Freddie and the Dreamers in 1959.

They had four Top 10 UK hits: a cover of James Ray's hit "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in mid-1963, "I'm Telling You Now" (number 2 in August), "You Were Made For Me" (number 3 in November) and "I Understand", which hit the number 5 spot in November 1964.

Between 1970 and 1973 Garrity appeared in the UK ITV children's show Little Big Time, a zany music/talent/adventure show with audience participation.

After his television career ended, Garrity formed a new version of Freddie and the Dreamers and toured regularly for the next two decades, but no further records or chart success came their way. He continued to perform until 2001, when he was diagnosed with emphysema after collapsing during a holiday flight, forcing him into retirement.

This is a superb original vintage black and white publicity photograph (8" x 10"), showing Freddie with the other members of the group. Produced in the early 1960s by their Manchester agent, Kennedy Street Enterprises Ltd, there's an excellent full signature in blue fountain pen ink across a clear area of the image. In very good condition.