John and his band the John Fred & His Playboy Band had a hit in late 1967 with “Judy In Disguise (With Glasses).” John wrote and composed the song with bandmate Andrew Bernard.
John died in New Orleans April 14, 2005 at the age of 63 due to kidney failure.
In April of 2007, John was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
Noteworthy Concerts by John Fred & His Playboy Band Include:
3/31/1968 – The Place, Gainesville, FL
2/24/1968 – Mountain Park, Holyoke, MA
12/10/1967 – Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY
11/14/1965 – Hirsch Youth Center, Shreveport, LA
12/20/1958 – Baton Rouge CYO Center & Gymnasium, Baton Rouge, LA
Saint Agnes Catholic Church Cemetery
749 East Blvd.
Baton Rouge LA 70802