Fred was a native of Middleboro, England, but came to know the country
style of singing by way of his mother. The family moved to Breslau,
Pennsylvania where as a teen-ager, Fred won first prize in an amateur
contest. That led to a 15-minutes, six day a week show on WBAX out of
His WBAX stint went on for a couple years before he joined Earl Taylor's Revue
in 1938. With that group, he toured the south and parts of Mexico.
He served in the military in World War II. After that, he went back
to Breslau where he was a disc jockey, did newscasting and hosted
a show called "Circle 'C' with Freddie".
Back in 1953, he was a Capitol recording artist.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup, August 1953, American Folk Publications