Freddy Cannon

Freddy Cannon  (born Frederick Anthony Picariello Jr. December 4, 1936) is an American rock and roll singer, whose biggest international hits included “Tallahassee Lassie”, “Way Down Yonder In New Orleans”, and “Palisades Park”.  (More from Wikipedia)

Not everyone feels that way though.  Doc Dosco, a jazz guitarist who played on Black Russian wrote of his early session work on his website  “‘I did tons of “guitar for hire” studio dates back then’, says Doc, ‘and I gigged a lot during the late seventies and eighties.  I was a funky fusion style player and there was lots of funk style work.  I also did pick-up work, casuals, society gigs and played numerous concerts with old timers such as Little Anthonythe Driftersthe Diamonds, the PlattersFreddy CannonConnie Stevens.  I worked for composer Dennis McCarthy on the Barbara Mandrell [and the Mandrell Sisters] TV show.  I also wrote songs for Jerry Lee Lewis and German pop sensation Nina Hagen, produced “Billboard Queen Angelyne, and recorded an album with the revolutionary Motown recording artists Black Russian.’”


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Last edited: March 22, 2021