Email received: IS THE BOOK READY ? I DO WANT ONE .I KEEP TRYING TO GET PICTURES OF HIM RECEIVING HIS AWARDS ,BUT THERE SEEM S TO BE NONE ,I GET THE FEELING THEY BEGRUDGED THEM ,HE WAS GREATER THAN ALL THEM ,HE SANG FROM DEEP IN HIS HEART ,I AM THE SAME AGE AS HE ,I WISHED [...]
Well this is certainly a trip. A friend showed me this photo of a Freddy Fender memorial sign in Lucerne Valley, CA. And I guess it’s just a sign out in the middle of the California High Desert but to me it has much more significance.
Freddy singing “before the next teardrop” and “wasted days and wasted nights” New Mexico State Fair 2003. Conrad Askland is playing keyboards with Freddy in this video. Not a great video, but just happened to run across it while surfing YouTube. Augie Meyers is also playing accordion with us in this video.
Video when I played with Freddy Fender on ABC at the 2002 ALMA awards (American Latin Music Awards). He was starting to be very ill in 2002 and had a kidney transplant the same year (and a liver transplant in 2004). Freddy passed away on October 14, 2006. Vaya Con Dios Freddy! FREDDY FENDER RECIEVING [...]
Thanks to Deb for sending this too me – another video from when I played with Freddy Fender (I’m the keyboardist on the right). Before The Next Teardrop Falls is often unwittingly called “Before The LAST Teardrop Falls” and Freddy Fender is often spelled as “Freddie Fender”, as they are in this video title. My [...]
New video of Freddy Fender posted on YouTube. I think this might have been around 2004 in Laughlin, Nevada. Freddy does band introductions and an intro song. You’ll notice he calls me “El Blanco”, or “The White”. In the video I’m playing synth and Augie Meyers is playing piano. SHOW RECORDED LIVE IN LAUGHLIN,NEVADA CHRIS [...]
Hancock starts playing July 2, 2008. Starring Will Smith – The story of a super hero that has some personal issues. Looks very funny. Check out trailers and the official Hancock movie site at http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/hancock/ For locals in Macau – it will start playing at the Macau Tower on July 3, 2008. Update – Oops [...]
Hey, video of me playing at the Grand Ol Opry in Nashville! “Freddy Fender and Conrad in Nashville” – Ok, more like Freddy and a couple seconds of me that nobody knows. This just got posted on YouTube. Performance of Freddy Fender at the Grand Ol Opry (I think around 2001 – don’t remember). I [...]
Artist: Freddy Fender Album Title: I Don’t Want To Be Lonely Produced by Freddy Fender Engineer: Conrad Askland Tracking by Conrad Askland, Road Records, Victorville, CA Overdubs and Mastering by Brian Winfrey, Deep South Studios Mixed by Deep South Studios, Corpus Christi, TX MUSICIANS: Drums: Rhys Clark Bass: Chris Jurado Keyboards: Augie Meyers and Conrad [...]
David Peralta, former road manager for Freddy Fender, sent me these photos a while back. Pictures of Freddy, the Freddy Fender band and yours truly back when I played in his band. Freddy Fender passed away in 2006 and we all miss him a lot. People ask me how Freddy was to work for and [...]
Â I ran across this picture today from a company advertising “Freddy Fender Ringtones”. I didn’t know whether to laugh or be offended. Here’s a picture of Freddy so you can decide for yourself. Any comments? I’ll just say I don’t ever remember Freddy carrying a boombox on his shoulder…..
Â Las Vegas, NV – Saturday, June 16 2007 MUSIC LEGEND AND CROSSOVER PIONEER FREDDY FENDER TO BE REMEMBERED WITH ALL-STAR TRIBUTE Ivan Entertainment and KTCOK Enterprises are pleased to present a show-stopping Las Vegas extravaganza in honor of the late Tex-Mex musical legend and country-rock trailblazer Freddy Fender. Among the slate of All-Star celebrity [...]
Â The first birthday without him. Freddy Fender would have been 70 years old today. We miss you boss.
Corpus Christ, TX – The Corpus Christi Caller Times has named Freddy Fender their Newsmaker of the Year. Denise Malan, one of the writers, called me a couple weeks ago for the article. Some of article focuses on the spiritual side of Freddy and includes some of my comments on that. You can read the [...]
Hello Conrad, I really appreciate having found your website because of the wonderful inside look at Freddy Fender. I have been just short of obsessed with finding information about Freddy since his death. Iâ€™m not sure why except for perhaps some sort of spiritual connection on all levels. Iâ€™ve always liked his music but hadnâ€™t [...]
Honey Will You Love Me is a song I wrote and Freddy Fender plays on the guitar solo. More Song Info. Honey Will You Love Me – MP3 File This song makes me happy when I listen to it. We were playing with Freddy for a week run at the Gold Coast casino in Las [...]
Photo I took from the stage while playing with Freddy Fender. Sometimes people ask me how famous Freddy was. My mind flashes back to some of the shows – hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people all worked up to a frenzy. All ages in one room, spellbound by Freddy. Makes me smile. . SAN BENITO â€” [...]
“I know there’s a God, and I ain’t him”. RIP Freddy. Read my post about Touring with Freddy Fender’s Band . CNN Freddy Fender Death Announcement . Lyrics for Before The Next Teardrop Falls If he brings you happiness Then i wish you all the best It’s your happiness that matters most of all But [...]
Freddy Fender has “incurable” cancer. This is pretty shocking. I learned about this news, ironically, at my guitar forum Fender-Talk.com . We used to joke sometimes that the forum wasn’t really about Fender guitars, but a Freddy Fender fan club forum. Some of the members there have even gone to Freddy Fender shows with me [...]