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Fred Wedlock

Fred Wedlock

(1942 – 2010)

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Fred Wedlock

Fred Wedlock
(1942 – 2010)

In memory of

Fred Wedlock

(1942 – 2010)
About Fred
This is a tribute to Fred Wedlock. Fred Wedlock was a folk singer best known for his UK hit single, "The Oldest Swinger In Town". Fred Wedlock performed at many venues in Britain and Europe, presented programmes for West Country TV and acted with the Bristol Old Vic and the Ministry of Entertainment, as well as undertaking after-dinner speaking engagements.
Fred Wedlock taught in the East End of London during the 1960s and then at South Bristol College, before taking up music full time in the 1970s. He played the folk circuit for many years, both prior to, and in the wake of, his single chart success. He also presented many programmes on West Country TV. In 1997 Fred Wedlock took a leading role in Bristol Old
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Vic's production of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth, a theatrical history of Bristol Docks, written by A. C. H. Smith. In 2001 the production was remounted on the waterfront. He also appeared in several productions for Bristol theatre company, The Ministry of Entertainment, most recently in December 2009.
Fred Wedlock's albums include The Folker (1971) (notable for the title track parody of "The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel), Frolicks (1973), Out of Wedlock (1978), The Oldest Swinger in Town (1981) and Fred Wedlock Live (1982). In early 1981 "The Oldest Swinger in Town", reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.
His daughter, Hannah Wedlock, was an occasional member of the Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra,
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another Bristol-based outfit, whom Fred made his support band at an early stage of their career. She now performs with the Blue Note Jazz Band. His grandfather, Billy Wedlock, captained Bristol City F.C. and was a regular for England in the early 20th century. The Wedlock stand at Ashton Gate is named in his honour. He lived at Amesbury near Timsbury, Somerset where for many years he contributed to village life by providing entertainment and helping with raising funds for local projects.
Fred Wedlock passed away on the 4th March 2010. This is a memorial in his honour. May he rest in peace.
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Fred Wedlock

This is a tribute to Fred Wedlock. Fred Wedlock was a folk singer best known for his UK hit single, "The Oldest Swinger In Town". Fred Wedlock performed at many venues in Britain and Europe, presented programmes for West Country TV and acted with the Bristol Old Vic and the Ministry of Entertainment, as well as undertaking after-dinner speaking engagements.
Fred Wedlock taught in the East End of London during the 1960s and then at South Bristol College, before taking up music full time in the 1970s. He played the folk circuit for many years, both prior to, and in the wake of, his single chart success. He also presented many programmes on West Country TV. In 1997 Fred Wedlock took a leading role in Bristol Old...

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