Freddy Weller

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Freddy Weller
Weller in 1969
Weller in 1969
Background information
Birth nameWilton Frederick Weller
Born (1943-09-09) September 9, 1943 (age 79)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Years active1969–present

Wilton Frederick "Freddy" Weller (born September 9, 1943)[1] is an American country music artist. He recorded for Columbia Records between 1969 and 1980. He had his highest charted single in 1969 with his debut release, "Games People Play".

Musical career[edit]

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[2] Weller played in a high school group, The Believers, which also contained Joe South.[2] One of his first recording sessions was playing guitar on Billy Joe Royal's 1965 track, "Down in the Boondocks", which was written by South.[2]

His recording career continued in 1967, as lead guitarist in the band Paul Revere & The Raiders.[2] He penned their 1969 hit "We Gotta All Get Together".[3]

Weller recorded many rock and roll and country songs, such as Joe South's "'Games People Play", Chuck Berry's "The Promised Land" and "Too Much Monkey Business", "She Loves Me Right Out Of My Mind", "Indian Lake", and many others. Weller also played guitar backing for both South and Royal.[1]

Weller's biggest solo hit as a country music artist was "Games People Play", which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969;[2] "Promised Land" and "Indian Lake", both 1971, peaked at No. 3.[1] He co-wrote "Dizzy" and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight", which were hits for Tommy Roe in 1969 and 1970.[2]



Year Album Chart Positions
US Country US
1969 Games People Play 8 144
1970 Listen to the Young Folks
1971 Another Night of Love 22
1972 The Promised Land
The Roadmaster 39
1973 Too Much Monkey Business 32
1974 Sexy Lady 24
1975 Freddy Weller's Greatest Hits 34
Freddy Weller 34
1976 Liquor, Love & Life 44
1977 One Man Show
1978 Love Got in the Way
1980 Go For the Night
1982 Ramblin' Man


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US Bubbling CAN Country
1969 "Games People Play" 1 Games People Play
"These Are Not My People" 5 13
"Down in the Boondocks" 25 Listen to the Young Folks
1970 "I Shook the Hand" 75
1971 "The Promised Land" 3 25 9 The Promised Land /
Another Night of Love
"Indian Lake" 3 8 4
"Another Night of Love" 5 13
1972 "Ballad of a Hillbilly Singer" 26 12 The Roadmaster
"The Roadmaster" 17 29
"She Loves Me (Right Out of My Mind)" 11 3
1973 "Too Much Monkey Business" 8 7 Too Much Monkey Business
"The Perfect Stranger" 13 7
1974 "I've Just Got to Know (How Loving You Would Be)" 11 11 Sexy Lady
"Sexy Lady" 21 22
"You're Not Getting Older (You're Getting Better)" 16 20
1975 "Love You Back to Georgia" 64 Freddy Weller
"Stone Crazy" 52
1976 "Ask Any Old Cheater Who Knows" 42 Liquor, Love and Life
"Liquor, Love and Life" 44
"Room 269" 56
1977 "Strawberry Curls" 79 One Man Show
"Merry-Go-Round" 41
"Nobody Cares But You" 44
1978 "Let Me Fall Back in Your Arms" 93 single only
"Bar Wars" 32 58 Love Got in the Way
"Love Got in the Way" 23 34
1979 "Fantasy Island" 27 32
"Nadine" 40 53 singles only
"That Run-Away Woman of Mine" 44
"Go for the Night" 33 Go for the Night
1980 "A Million Old Goodbyes" 66
"Lost in Austin" 45 51
2010 "Your Memory Walks Through Walls" single only


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 452. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 437. ISBN 0-85112-726-6.
  3. ^ "Collage - The Raiders | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 11, 2021.

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