Bobby Freeman was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who was born in Alameda County, California on June 13th, 1940. He began his music career at a young age, forming a doo-wop group called the Romancers.

He later signed with Josie records and embarked on a solo career. Eventually, he appeared on “American Bandstand” and toured with many legendary musicians including Fats Domino, The Coasters, and Jackie Wilson.

His iconic hit single, “Do You Want to Dance” (released in 1958), remains a classic that has stood the test of time. It’s lively and danceable style, played a part in shaping the sound of early rock and roll.

On this very day, January 23rd 2017, Bobby Freeman died of natural causes at the age of 76. In memory of his passing, exactly 7 years ago today, I have chosen one of his most popular hits that I invite you to listen to by clicking on the provided YouTube link. Released in June 1964, here’s the late BOBBY FREEMAN with “C’MON & SWIM”….