He grew up listening to Rhythm and Blues.
After graduating from high school in 1955, he recorded his first song "Cha Cha Do".
He became a success from his many appearances on "American Band Stand".
His hits include "Tallahassee Lassie", "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans", and "Palisades Park".
Freddy is still performing today.
Note...I knew Freddy's little sister Mary Lou when I used to roller skate at the rink my dad worked at in North Hollywood in the 1960's. Never did meet Freddy though.