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Freddy Weller


Guitarist and songwriter Freddy Weller had an effective behind-the-scenes profession in pop/rock and roll before finding single success like a nation vocalist. Given birth to Wilton Frederick Weller in Atlanta in 1947, he began playing both banjo and mandolin at age group eight and quickly shifted to your guitar aswell. During his teenager years, Weller performed frequently on the neighborhood radio display Georgia Jubilee, where he distributed time with famous brands Jerry Reed, Joe South, and Billy Joe Royal. He quickly became a normal program guitarist in the region, especially playing on Royal’s 1965 strike “Down within the Boondocks”; during Royal’s touring music group, Weller fulfilled Paul Revere & the Raiders, who provided him their business lead guitar slot machine in 1967. Weller spent another four years as an associate from the Raiders, and in 1969 he caused pop vocalist Tommy Roe inside a songwriting capability, co-writing the smash strikes “Dizzy” and “Jam Up Jelly Tight.” Later on that 12 months, Raiders frontman Tag Lindsay provided Weller the opportunity to go back to his 1st love, nation music, once the group canceled a documenting session. Weller required the studio period rather, and his edition of Joe South’s “Video games People Play” visited number 2 on the united states charts that 12 months; furthermore, the follow-up solitary, South’s “THEY ARE Not really My People,” reached quantity five. Weller departed the Raiders to spotlight his solo profession in 1971, exactly the same 12 months he obtained three straight Best Five strikes on the united states graphs with “Another Nights Like,” “Indian Lake,” and “The Guaranteed Property.” Weller reached the united states Top 20 3 x over 1972-1973 with tunes he either published or co-wrote: “The Roadmaster,” “She Enjoys Me (Best From My Mind),” and “AN IDEAL Stranger.” He also penned Bob Luman’s nation smash “Lonesome Women Make Great Lovers” in 1972, and it had been later protected for another strike by Steve Wariner. Weller’s last Top Ten strike was a 1973 cover of Chuck Berry’s “AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF Monkey Business,” and he reached the very best 20 twice even more in 1974 with “I’ve Simply Got to Understand (How Loving YOU’D BE)” and “YOU ARE NOT GROWING OLDER (YOU ARE GETTING Better).” In 1975, he still left Columbia to record an record for ABC/Dot but eventually came back to Columbia and continuing to record on their behalf through the first ’80s. He couldn’t duplicate his previous run of industrial success being a vocalist but held up his songwriting; whenever a few small-label initiatives within the ’80s didn’t attract much interest, he supplied materials to superstars like Reba McEntire (“They Asked About You”), John Michael Montgomery (“She Don’t Require a Music group to Dance”), and George Jones (“What I REALLY DO Best”), amongst others.

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Full Name Freddy Weller
Date Of Birth September 9, 1947
Profession Singer-songwriter
Education Murphy High School
Nationality American
Spouse Gisela Ursala Haas (Pippy)
Children Brandon Weller
Parents Mary, George F. Weller
Awards Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year
Music Groups Paul Revere & the Raiders
Music Songs Games People Play, I've Just Got to Know, Ballad of a Hillbilly Singer, Room 269, Bar Wars, Nobody Cares but You, Love Got in the Way, You're Not Getting Older, Lonely Women Make Good Lovers, These Are Not My People, Ask Any Old Cheater Who Knows, I Shook the Hand, She Loves Me, Liquor Love & Life, Sexy Lady, Dizzy, Love You Back To Georgia, The Perfect Stranger, Down in the Boondocks, You Never Knew Julie, Let's Make the Most of Tonight, Too Much Monkey Business, My My Momma, Are We Makin' Love, You Win Again, Put Your Heart Into It, Bobby Crabtree's Grave, Love Doctor, Play Born to Lose Again, Cry on Your Pillow, Bars Have Made a Prisoner Out of Me, Drivin' My Life Away
Albums The Roadmaster, Games People Play: These Are Not My People, Listen to the Young Folks, Alias Pink Puzz, An Oldie but a Goodie, Freddy Weller, The Promised Land, Goin' to Memphis, Sexy Lady, Love Got in the Way, One Man Show, Monkey Business, 10 From The Early Days, Freddy Weller: Studio 102 Essentials, Back To Back, His Very Best, The Very Best Of, Freddy Weller Sings His Big Ones
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year
Movies Dottie West: Greatest Hits

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Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie writer: "Dizzy"
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary writer: "Dizzy"
America the Beautiful 2007 Documentary writer: "Dizzy"
Love and Other Disasters 2006 as Weller, "Dizzy"
Alien Autopsy 2006 writer: "Dizzy"
We Could Be Kings 2005 Video writer: "Dizzy" - uncredited
The Sandlot 2 2005 Video writer: "Dizzy"
90's Rockers 2004 Video writer: "Dizzy" - as Weller
The New Guy 2002 writer: "So Dizzy"
EastEnders 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rain Man 1988 writer: "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers" 1973
DTV: Pop & Rock 1984 Video writer: "Dizzy"
Drive-In 1976 performer: "Salty Dog Blues"
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer - 1 episode



The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary thanks



Nashville on the Road 1977-1980 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Fantasy Island 1979 TV Series Himself
Pop! Goes the Country 1977 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
Hee Haw 1975 TV Series Himself
Music Country U.S.A. 1974 TV Series Himself
The Barbara McNair Show 1969 TV Series Himself
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Himself

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