Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Freda Payne Life Story Interview….
Freda Payne is an American Legend. She’s a R&B singer and actress best known for her million selling 1970 hit single, “Band of Gold”.
Her voice is like silk. Such soul and a perfect tone. Here’s Freda’s WEBSITE
She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show. Freda is the older sister of former Supreme Scherrie Payne.
Most famously Freda has had a #1 hit in the UK with ‘Band Of Gold’.
Born in Detroit, Freda had Jazz idols including Billie & Ella.
You can see Freda on tour with ‘Time Of My Life’ in September & October in the UK.
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Alex Belfield & Freda at her LA home:
In 1963, she moved to New York City and worked with many different entertainers, including Quincy Jones, Pearl Bailey, and Bill Cosby.
The next year, her debut album, a jazz recording with arranger Manny Albam entitled After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!!, was released on the Impulse! label.
In February 2010, Payne joined Kanye West, Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Barbra Streisand and many more on We Are The World for Haiti Relief.
In 2011 Payne recorded a duet, “Saving A Life”, with British pop star Sir Cliff Richard for inclusion on his “Soulicious” album.
She also joined Richard on his “Soulicious” tour of the UK in October of the same year. She sang the new duet with Richard along with her own hit “Band Of Gold”.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 15th August 2015.