5 Videos From Unsung Rockabilly Great Freddie Fingers Lee
When music fans think of rockabilly, they conjure images of Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran or, perhaps, Elvis Presley. They should remember Freddie “Fingers” Lee.
Freddie Fingers Lee, born Frederick John Cheesman, was turned on to rockabilly music in 1957, when he first heard Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
Though Lee worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Fats Domino, he didn’t find household fame until 1979, when British television producer Jack Good revived his 50s-era music show, “Oh Boy!,” on which Lee performed, garnering fans around Europe, Asia and Africa.
Now, decades later and in his seventies, Lee has retired, depriving fresh generations of his amazing aural abilities.
Thanks to YouTube, however, we can all enjoy some of Lee’s retro stylings — and we should!
In honor of this unsung musical hero, here are five videos from Freddie Fingers Lee…
1. One-Eyed Boogie Boy:
2. High School Confidential:
3. Little Queenie:
4. Baby, Drink My Wine:
5. Lights Out: