J. Fred Knobloch
|J. Fred Knobloch|
|Birth name||James Frederick Knobloch|
|Also known as||Fred Knoblock (early 1980s)|
|Born||April 28, 1953|
|Origin||Jackson, Mississippi, United States|
Prior to his solo career, Knobloch had been a member of Let's Eat (band), a 1970s rock band. Knobloch was signed to Scotti Brothers Records in 1980 when he released the song "Why Not Me", which he wrote along with Carson Whitsett. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, number 30 on the country chart, and spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Later that year he released a duet with Susan Anton, "Killin' Time", which hit number 28 on the Hot 100 and went top ten on the country chart. He had later country hits with "Memphis" and "I Had It All".
In 1986, Knobloch became a member of S-K-O with Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler. Knobloch continued to perform as a singer and songwriter into the 2000s. He and Jelly Roll Johnson released the album Live at the Bluebird Cafe in 2000.
|1980||Why Not Me|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1980||"Why Not Me"||30||18||1||—||Why Not Me|
|"Let Me Love You"||53||—||—||—|
|1981||"Killin' Time" (with Susan Anton)||10||28||5||39||N/A|
|1982||"I Had It All"||33||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
- Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 193.
- Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 138.
- Fred Knoblock at Allmusic
- Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
- Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-169-1.