Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians


Fred Waring (June 9, 1900 - July 29, 1984) was a bandleader, musician, radio/TV personality, promoter, and the financial backer behind the Waring Blendor. He formed Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians in 1918 while attending Penn State University. This hugely popular dance band also included Freddy Buck, Poley McClintock, and Fred's brother Tom Waring.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Holiday For Strings (1944)
  • Whiffenpoof Song (1947)
  • 'Way Back Home (1949)

Pop charts debut year: 1923

Years active: 1923-1984

Genres: Jazz, traditional pop, easy listening

Labels: Victor, Decca


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