Fred Darian


Fred Darian (b. 1927) is a singer, songwriter, and producer who became famous during the early 1960s. As a recording artist, he is best known for the epic wartime march sagas, "Battle Of Gettysburg" and "Johnny Willow," which both became hits in 1961. Darian also co-wrote the similarly-styled novelty smash, "Mr. Custer," which topped the charts for Larry Verne in 1960.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Battle Of Gettysburg (1961)
  • Johnny Willow (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: ca. 1960s

Genres: Pop, novelty

Labels: JAF


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