Dean Friedman, best known for his 1978 top three hit single Lucky Stars, will be showcasing his singer/songwriter skills at St Botolph’s Church in Hadstock on Friday (October 18).
Friedman first marked his entry into pop consciousness in 1976 with the Top 20 chart success of his infectious hit single, Ariel, a quirkily irresistible and uncategorisable pop song about a free spirited, pot-smoking, vegetarian Jewish girl in a peasant blouse who lived, as the lyric goes, “...way on the other side of the Hudson”.
He scored again with the release of his follow up album, “Well, Well,” Said the Rocking Chair’, and the now classic hit single, Lucky Stars.
This magical duet with Denise Marsa zoomed to number three in the UK singles charts in 1978, going instantly gold.
Lucky Stars paved the way for a slew of Friedman hits, including familiar radio staples such as Lydia, Rocking Chair, McDonald’s Girl and Woman of Mine.
Friedman’s consummate songwriting and performing, have earned him a loyal international following, devoted to the sophisticated, funny and profound work of a master songsmith Dean’s recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival garnered this critical praise:
“Every song in this Edinburgh show is a classic. You won’t see a better show.” – London Theatre Guide.
“Sophisticated and humorous work from an old master!” - Scotland on Sunday.
“With his mix of jaunty ditties, sentimental ballads and bashful charm, Friedman is the pop troubadour of choice.” The Scotsman.
Tickets are priced at £20 and are limited and only available in advance. Please call Liberation Management on 01223 890186 or 07771506820.
Doors open at 7pm and Dean will be on stage 8pm. He will perform two sets.
There will be a licensed bar.