Freddie And The Dreamers singer passes away while on holiday
Freddie Garrity, fontman of his eponymous Freddie And The Dreamers died in hospital last night (May 19).
The singer – who lived in Staffordshire – was on holiday in Bangor, north Wales, when he went to hospital accompanied by his wife Christine.
According to a friend Eric St John-Foti, Garrity, 69, had been suffering from “circulation problems”, BBC News reports.
The singer had several hits in the early 1960s with his band, including ‘You Where Made Foe ME’ and US number one ‘I’m Telling You Now’.
The Dreamers were formed by Garrity in 1959, featuring Roy Crewsdon, Derek Quinn, Pete Birrell and Bernie Dwyer, and along with their hits featured in several British musical films before disbanding in 1969.
The group then reunited 1976 and continued touring.
The band were known for Garrity‘s on stage exuberance, which even spawned a popular dance move called “The Freddie”.