Colin Frechter

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Colin Frechter
Occupation(s) Musical director
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Colin Frechter is a musical director, arranger, keyboard player, and vocalist.


Frechter attended Aldenham School in Elstree.


Frechter worked in a Harrods before joining the music business in 1958 as a clarinet player for the RAF. After his release from the Air Force in 1961, he worked for T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, Inc. as a Musical Director for Page One Records.

Since 1967, he has worked with many artists, including the Four Tops, the Bay City Rollers (receiving a gold disc for the single "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)" and the L.P., Once Upon a Star),[1] Elaine Paige, Showaddywaddy,[2] Elton John,[3] Take That (including Robbie Williams), Shakin' Stevens, and Brotherhood of Man (including "Save Your Kisses for Me").

He currently directs theatre productions.[4][5]


  1. ^ Coy, Wayne (2005-05-15). Bay City Babylon: The Unbelievable But True Story of the Bay City Rollers. Hats Off books (Google Books). pp. 77, 96 & 99. ISBN 978-1-5873-6463-1. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Ask Showaddywaddy a Question!". 2003-03-14. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Brian Keith - When The First Tear Shows / When My Baby Smiles At Me - Page One - UK - POF 103". 45cat. 1968-11-29. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  4. ^ "Burnham panto starts tonight! (From This is The West Country)". 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  5. ^ "Photo special: It's panto time as Robinson Crusoe comes to Burnham". 2008-01-20. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

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