Freddie and the Dreamers in 1964. From left to right, Bernie Dwyer, Pete Birrell, Freddie Garrity, Derek Quinn, Roy Crewdson


Description: Guitarist, UK
Known For: Members of “Freddie and The Dreamers”

Instruments: Guitarist, Hamonica
Music Styles: Rock, Popular

Location: United Kingdom

Date Born: 24th May 1942
Location Born: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Derek Quinn

An English member and guitarist for sixties band “Freddie and The Dreamers” from 1963 to 1978.

The group came from Manchester, and were the first such non-Liverpool, non-Brian Epstein-managed band to break through in the UK.

The group charted in the sixties ’I’M TELLING YOU NOW’ co-written by lead singer Freddie Garrity and Mitch Murray, reached Number 1 on the US and Australian charts in Spring 1965.

Other members of the grop included.

Freddie Garrity
Roy Crewdson
Derek Quinn
Peter Birrell
Bernie Dwyer

Freddie and the Dreamers were an English band who had a number of hit records between May 1963 and November 1965. Their stage act was enlivened by the comic antics of the 5-foot-3-inch-tall (1.60m) Freddie Garrity, who would bounce around the stage with arms and legs flying. The group remained active until December 2000 when they played their final gig at Margate Winter Gardens. After that date, Garrity was told by his doctor that due to his pulmonary hypertension it was not advisable for him to continue working, and he officially retired from all work in February 2001. He died in Bangor, North Wales, on 19 May 2006.

The band consisted of Freddie Garrity (14 November 1936 – 19 May 2006) vocals

Roy Crewdson (born 29 May 1941), guitar

Derek Quinn (born 24 May 1942, Manchester), guitar and harmonica.

Peter Birrell (born 9 May 1941, Manchester), bass

Bernie Dwyer (11 September 1940 – 4 December 2002), drums.