Happy Birthday, Freda Payne!

Happy birthday Freda Payne, born September 19, 1942.

Drop-dead gorgeous and possessing a bright, clear singing voice, Freda Payne has carved a successful career on record, stage and screen over the past forty years.

Happy birthday Freda Payne, born September 19, 1942.

Drop-dead gorgeous and possessing a bright, clear singing voice, Freda Payne has carved a successful career on record, stage and screen over the past forty years.

Born and raised In Detroit, Payne began her career singing in local commercials, though her passion was jazz music.  She gained a reputation as a fine vocalist during her teen years, and was soon performing around the country with such legendary talents as Pearl Bailey, Quincy Jones, Lionel Hampton and Duke Ellington.  At age 19, she cut the jazz album After The Lights Go Down Low and Much More!  for Impulse Records and followed it three years later with How Do You Say I Don't Love You Anymore.  But real stardom came when she signed in 1969 with the fledgling Invictus label formed by Motown songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland... READ FULL BIOGRAPHY


 
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