HISTORICAL / BIOGRAPHICAL
- Tom Simon's Freddie and the Dreamers page. [link verified 06/11/2004]
- Another Freddie Page. [link verified 06/11/2004]
- The Freddie and the Dreamers Page at the official Manchester City Online site. [link added 05/21/00, verified 06/18/01]
- Here's a page all about a film the band appeared in, called, in the U.S.,
Seaside Swingers (and Every
Day's A Holiday in the U.K.). The page proclaims, "Perhaps the highlight of the entire movie.
Freddie and the Dreamers big number "What's Cookin'," a magical tour de force of slapstick comedy
and cheeky pop. Freddie and the lads actually do a very nice job here." The film is covered on this page, too. [link added 05/22/00]
- The band is listed as appearing in the musical film Cliff Richard: When Cliff Was King, available on video. [link added 05/19/00]
- On this
Hollies Biography page, it notes that guitarist Derek Quinn once played in a group called
the Fourtones with the Hollies' Allan Clarke and Graham Nash.
- According to the Rock and Roll Movies page, Freddie and the Dreamers appeared in four films in
the 60s, What A Crazy World (1963), Every Day's A Holiday (1965), Cuckoo Patrol
(1965), and Out Of Sight (1966).
- There's a movie poster for Out of Sight for sale on this page. The poster is pictured at right. [link added 05/21/00]
- There was a series of Coca-Cola
commercials from 1965-9 featuring pop artists. Freddie is among them, and the list of them is quite impressive.
Here is a review of the Things Go Better With Coke album.
- The Freddie & the Dreamers entry in
- This page about the Beatles cartoon series reveals that Freddie and the Dreamers and Herman's Hermits were each considered for their own animated series, too. [link added 05/21/00]
- Ultimate Rock Cyclopedia
's Freddie and the Dreamers entry. It's nothing more than a list of band personnel, though.
If that URL fails you, try this one.
- Godley and Creme are recalled working on studio
recordings with other bands, including the Dreamers, before forming 10cc in 1972. This is cross-confirmed in the story
of Strawberry Studio.
- The band appeared on the 60s pop TV show Hullaballoo, and you can purchase tapes of them, too - check out Volume 4 and Volume 5. [links added 05/21/00]
- The Home Page of the City of Manchester covers Freddie on its musical history page. [link added 05/19/00]
- The band played at least three shows (in Liverpool, Birkenhead, and Sheffield) with The Beatles
back in 1962-63 according to this
Beatles Live Performances page.
- This page of May 29 birthdays notes band member Roy Crewsdon's 1941 birth. [link added 05/19/00]
- This page of Beatles dates notes that Freddie & The Dreamers
were a support act on the bill for The Beatles' 1964-65 Christmas Shows.
- This Paul Revere and the Raiders Page notes that by 1966, most British Invasion
bands, including Freddie's, were coming down off their high-water marks. [link added 05/19/00]
- In this biography of the 60s folk group The Seekers,
it is noted that a gig opening for Freddie and the Dreamers in Blackpool in 1964 was among their first big breaks.
- The current incarnation of the band. [link added 05/21/00]
- The band appears in the U.K. Chronology Index on the page for 1964. [link added 05/21/00]
RECORDS & SONGS
- Amazon.com stocks a 1999 CD reissue of the band's first album, Freddie and the Dreamers, including both mono and stereo versions of every song.
- Rock.com has the best price on the collection CD, The Very Best of Freddie and the Dreamers.
- Apparently, the best Dreamers reissue CD is the 34-song compilation,
Best of the EMI Years, but I can't find it anywhere.
- Tom's Collectible 45s has a
top-condition original copy of the You Were Made For Me single for just $5.
- Another Original Hits CD is described here, for sale. [link added 05/21/00]
- The recollection of the band getting a 1965 NME Poll Winners Award (a televised event) is recalled on this page of NME Past Premier Moments. Check for F & D under the May 1, 1964 heading.
The event was also recorded (April 11, 1965 at Wembly Stadium) and a CD of it is out (on Vigitone Industries, 1998), and described here, halfway down the page. The CD is pictured to the right. [links added 05/21/00]
- Here is another page describing and showing the 1965 NME Poll Winners event CD. [link added 05/21/00]
- I'm Telling You Now hit Number One on the Billboard singles chart on 4/10/65 as this
page of Billboard Top Hits, meaning, #1
- I'm Telling You Now shows up on this list of the U.S. Top 40 of 1965. [link added 05/21/00]
- On this This Day In History page, I'm Telling You Now is recognized as the #1 song in the U.S. [link added 05/21/00]
- The lyric to I'm Telling You Now
another copy on a different page.
- Look for original Freddie and the Dreamers LPs and 7"s at
Thursday's Golden Goodies |
Record Meister |
Krohn's Boulevard Records |
Millennium Records |
Old Main Bookshoppe Music.
- The band's I'm a Hog for You appears on
Eric Riback's List of Animal Songs.
- Someone says on this Searchers message board that F & D used to do a cover of Lieber & Stoller's Some Other Guy, which The Beatles also did so well. [link added 05/21/00]
- The lyric for I Understand, which F & D covered in 1965. [link added 05/21/00]
- Early F & D single releases are documented in the Sixties Pop Diary for 1963, under "Singles." Perhaps on other years in the diary, too. [link added 05/21/00]
Please let me know if you have anything to add