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The group's career began with If you gotta make a fool of somebody (originally recorded by James Ray) and I'm telling you now (an original song), both of which made number two in the UK during the summer of 1963 Their next single, You were made for me, peaked at number three in December 1963. The first two singles of 1964, Over you (an original song) and I love you baby (a cover of a Paul Anka song) both made the top twenty but failed to reach the top ten. It seemed that Freddie and the dreamers were fading fast, especially when Just for you (another original song) was only a very minor hit. However, they finished 1964 on a high when I understand (a cover of a G-clefs hit of 1961) made the UK top five.
1965 proved to be disappointing for them in the UK, yielding only two minor hits, A little you and Thou shalt not steal - the latter being a cover of a Dick and Deedee song that was banned by the BBC. However, Freddie and the dreamers toured the world that year and had several American hits including I understand (a number one hit) and Do the Freddie (which never charted in the UK).
Realizing that their pop hit days were over, Freddie and the dreamers switched to club and cabaret work, eventually joining the sixties revival circuit.
This compilation contains all the essentials by a group that was far more talented than their image might suggest.
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While many would view Freddie & The Dreamers as a minor footnote to the British Invasion of the mid 60's, the band nonetheless presents an interesting musical style unmatched by... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Stuart Hendin
this was a good CD of these guys. it was a little muddy recording, but still sounded pretty good. when I cleaned the disc and player it sounded better, so I may have had... Read morePublished on March 8, 2013 by William T. Gilbert III
Sound quality good, but these are shifted slightly off the original recordings. That being said I'm sure a lot of buyers wouldn't mind that.Published on September 19, 2010 by William Black
I got this CD for a friend, who remembers the British Invasion. For a decent price, it is a great addition, to any collector of vintage 1960's music, of the time.Published on May 22, 2010 by D. Grayson