Freddie and the Dreamers were an English group who had a number of hit records
between May 1963 and November 1965. The group remained active until December of
2000 when they played their final gig at Margate Winter Gardens. After that date, band leader Freddie Garrity was told by his doctors that due to his pulmonary hypertension it was not advisable for him to continue working, and he officially retired from any work in February 2001. He died on May 19, 2006 at the age of 69.