Song of the Day: Freddie & The Dreamers, “Do The Freddie”

G-Bear mentioned that she had been to an oldies concert, and that of all the acts she could only remember Freddie & The Dreamers. Naturally, I asked if they did the Freddie, which you’ll see in the following video. You have to really appreciate how fit they were; if I tried this, I’d be on the floor in 15 seconds. Freddie was 5-foot-3-inch (if you insist, 160 cm) Freddie Garrity, the lead singer and crazy front man. The band hailed from Manchester, England and were best-known in the US for 1963’s “I’m Telling You Now,” which reached #1 on the Hot 100. “Do The Freddie” reached #18 in 1965.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Freddie & The Dreamers, “Do The Freddie”

  1. In my adolescent silliness I went wacko over this group when they came out. I can still remember my delight seeing them perform this signature song on Shindig.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. Doing the Freddie the whole time, right? I haven’t found many Shindig clips out on YouTube. Plenty from Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, Dick Clark’s Saturday night show, and Where The Action Is. And Lloyd Thaxton’s show is my white whale…


  2. Thanks for the mention John. As Birgit mentions so glad this dance craze didn’t take off or A & E would’ve been quite busy back then 😂 I’m bad enough putting one foot in front of the other never mind trying side to side 😁


    1. I’m not sure what you mean by A & E, but I’m assuming it’s like calling the paramedics.

      I’m the world’s worst dancer anyway, so there’s no way I could ever do it, not that in my younger days I wouldn’t try…

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  3. Oh my, I bet they can’t do it today unless they are like Mick Jagger. This is quite the song and thankfully, a dance craze that never took off.


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