Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Freddie Starr Life Story Interview…..
Freddie Starr was a TV megastar in the 80’s and early 90’s.
His irreverent comedy is world renowned! His Sun Newspapers ‘Freddie Ate My Hamster’ headline is one of the most famous in history.
In 2012 Freddie’s shot back into the headlines after being arrested, and later re-arrested by ‘Operation Yewtree’ over historical sexual offences. He’s since been cleared of all charges.
Freddie is an 80’s legend. A comedy great and truly a one off. Enjoy his life story….
Hear of Belfield’s many chats with a true Legend of Comedy from 2006 @ Capital Gold…..
Starr was born in Liverpool, England. Under his birth name, he appeared as a teenager in the film Violent Playground in 1958.
In the early 1960s, Starr was the lead singer of the Merseybeat pop group The Midniters. The group was promoted by the manager of the Beatles, Brian Epstein, and was recorded on the Decca label by Joe Meek, the record producer of the single “Telstar”.
During this period Starr performed in nightclubs in Hamburg and was an acquaintance of the Beatles.
Still relatively unknown to television audiences, Starr was “discovered” through the talent show, Opportunity Knocks where he appeared as part of comedy/beat act Freddie Starr and the Delmonts.
He appeared on the 1970 Royal Variety Performance. From 1972, he was one of the main performers in the television series Who Do You Do, and also a regular on the TV panel show Jokers Wild. He went on to star in his own series.
Starr had a chart album titled After the Laughter and a UK Top 10 single, “It’s You”, in March 1974
Since then Freddie appeared on ‘I’m A Celebrity’ but pulled out due to ill-health.
Recorded 2006 by Alex Belfield at Capital Gold London for Celebrity Radio.