joined Howey Casey and the Seniors as second singer (main singer was Derry Wilkie), when the group became the first from Liverpool to appear in Hamburg, booked for a season at the Kaiserkeller. They where let down financially by the promoters resulting in the break up of the group. In 1962 Freddie joined the Midnighters replacing Gus Travers as lead singer, leading the group until 1964. During this period they released three records on the Decca label ‘Who Told You?’, ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Never Cry On Someone’s Shoulder’ all three failed to make the charts, Freddie left in 1965 and joined the Delmonts for a short period, appearing in cabaret. After pursuing a solo career for some years, he appeared on ‘Sunday Night At The London Palladium’ and became a leading comedian steering himself through a successful but controversial career.
Freddie did have a hit record, in 1974 he released ‘It’s You’ which reached No. 9 in the charts.