Fred Roden was a Canadian hillbilly act in the early 1950s when we first
find something about him.
Fred while quite the entertainer, also had his own Roden Record Coral
in East Toronto back then and was a promoter of sorts for the Canadian
During that time, he was also doing chores as a disc jockey with a daily
show over CKFH in Toronto, Ontario.
One of the intersting items of note for Fred was his mariage. He married
his wife, Lorette, during the 20-minute intermission of a Grand Ole Opry
touring show at the Mutual Street arean. They had 2,500 folks in the audience
who had paid $1.50 to be there. Fred said, "I wanted to be married among
friend and among people who liked the same things I like." A legendary
Country Music Hall of Famer, Ernest Tubb, and his band, the Texas Troubadours,
provided the wedding music for Fred and Lorette's ceremony.
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs No. 23; November 1952; American Folk Publications;