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Fred Wedlock

b. 23 Might 1942, Bristol, Britain. Wedlock proved helpful variously within a youngsters employment workplace, a department shop so that as a instructor before his developing popularity being a comic vocalist and raconteur prompted him to become professional entertainer in the first 70s. The fact of his diverting evenings in Britain’s folk night clubs, arts centres and schools was distilled on information issued mainly by independent businesses like the Community Thing, One Up and Pillock Produckshuns (sic). Nevertheless, it had been with Elton John’s Rocket label in 1981 that he appreciated a yuletide Top 10 strike with ‘The Oldest Swinger In City’ – co-written, created and organized by Chris Newman and lengthy a high light of Wedlock’s stage action – and far airplay because of its follow-up, ‘Jobsworth’. This achievement however was only bonus within a career which has since embraced a Route Four television display, Wholly Wedlock, and a BBC radio series with fellow western world countryman Acker Bilk, and a ‘time job’ being a local tv presenter including displays such as for example Bargain Hunters.

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