Fred Wedlock


Fred Wedlock grew up in a pub in Redcliffe and lived his whole life around Bristol. He was one of the singers who emerged from the Bristol folk scene of the late 1960s. He said, ‘I used to do a lot of serious songs but I always got more reaction from comic numbers … Now I tend to be classed as “an entertainer” – I’m never sure whether I should be pleased or offended.’ Fred is best remembered for his hit single, ‘Oldest Swinger in Town’.