Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Obituary: Fritz Fryer

Above: Fritz Fryer in the Four Pennies [pict. from Telegraph]

We are sad to announce the death of Fritz Fryer who for over 20 years ran fritz Fryer Antique Lighting in Ross-on-Wye. Despite Fritz's obvious success and flair for antique lighting it wasn't Fritz's first vocation. in the 1960's he was the lead guitarist in the Four Pennies who topped the UK charts in May 1964 with Juliet, first released as a B-side to Tell me Girl.

Fritz was born on December 6th 1944 in Lancashire, where he met and collaborated with Mike Wilsh, singing harmony during school hymns at assembly. The duo then went on to form the Four Pennies with Alan Buck and Lionel Morton. He sold Fritz Fryer Antique Lighting and returned with his girlfriend Joan to a Villa in Portugal just a few weeks before he died, aged 62.

He will be sadly missed.

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