Shaking their moptops alongside Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Searchers and The Beatles, Freddie And The Dreamers were part of the Merseybeat scene that kick-started a golden age of British pop music and helped shape the great rock bands of the 1960s. Frontman Freddie Garrity was originally a skiffle-loving milkman from Manchester, but when Beatlemania struck he joined up with Pete Birrell, Roy Crewsdon, Derek Quinn and Bernie Dwyer and headed out to Germany to play at Hamburg's infamous bars and nightclubs. Freddie's energetic leaping and manic dance move known as "The Freddie" made them live favourites when they returned to Liverpool's exploding music scene and they quickly scored four top ten hits with If You've Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody, I'm Telling You Now, You Were Made For Me and I Understand. They found success in America as part of the British Invasion and albums Freddie And The Dreamers and You Were Made For Me, released in 1963 and '64 respectively, both captured their classic brand of innocent, jangling, singalong 1960s guitar pop. They continued to tour regularly and stayed loyal to the upbeat, happy-go-lucky sound of their youth until Freddie's health began to decline in 2001 and they announced their retirement.