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Glasgow, Scotland
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I was privileged to see Freddy perform at Duffers Irish Bar, Mission Viejo, CA on Saturday 25 July 1992. I have always thought that Charlie Rich's brother was in the band but it may have been his son. I kept shouting for "Via Con Dios" but he said that he had not rehearsed that number with his new band. He did sing my favourite "Rancho Grande" and, of course, "Before The Next Teardrop Falls".

After the show, his manager kindly agreed to introduce me and Freddy stepped out of his replacement bus (the original having broken down at Needles, CA, thus delaying the show), which was parked right at the back door, to chat for a few minutes and pose for pictures.

I asked him if he would ever play in Scotland and he mentioned that he had performed at the Peterborough International C&W Festival in England and said that he may play in Scotland "someday". Sadly, so far as I know, that day never arrived.

Via con dios, mi amigo Freddy.