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

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    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…

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  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 😁

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    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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