Bobby Freeman on the tv program “& ldquo; Function & rdquo; in 1964. Credit Score ... ABC Picture Archives, through Getty Images

Bobby Freeman, whose "Do You Intend to Dancing" climbed up the pop graphes in 1958 and also withstood long later in covers by the Coastline Boys, the Ramones, Bette Midler and also others, passed away on Jan. 23 at his residence in Daly City, Calif.

He was 76. The reason was a cardiovascular disease, his child Robert Freeman Jr. stated on Monday. The fatality had actually not been commonly reported.Mr.

When he composed and also videotaped the track that became his trademark, Freeman was still a young adult. Sung with transmittable interest and also including a driving Latin rhythm as well as a cheerful guitar solo, "Do You Wish to Dancing" got to No. 5 on the Signboard songs chart.An energised showman and also professional dancer, Mr. Freeman was quickly visiting with Fats Domino and also Jackie Wilson and also showing up on tv programs like"American Kiosk "as well as" The Cock Clark Saturday Evening Beechnut Program."


Mr. Freeman's variation of "Do You Wish to Dancing" (additionally called "Do You Wan na Dancing," with as well as without the enigma) symbolized the spirit of very early rock 'n' roll, yet the key to the track's durability was that musicians analyzed it in myriad ways.The Coastline

Boys got to No. 12 on the Signboard graph in 1965 with a normally up-tempo close-harmony analysis. John Lennon tape-recorded a fanciful reggae variation. The Ramones increase Mr. Freeman's power to punk-rock degrees. Both the Mamas as well as the Papas as well as Ms. Midler slowed down the tune down; Ms. Midler's variation, a sensuous ballad, got to No. 17 on the Signboard graph in 1973. She informed CBS Information in 2006 that "Do You Intend to Dancing" was her preferred song.The track was likewise included on the soundtrack of George Lucas's rock 'n' roll coming-of-age movie "American Graffiti "(1973). Mr. Freeman was not a one-hit marvel."Swim and also c'mon" (1964)-- a young Sly Rock was its manufacturer and also a co-writer-- got to No. 5 on the Signboard graph."Betty Lou Obtained a New Set of Shoes" (1958)likewise charted.Robert Thomas Freeman was birthed in Northern The golden state on June 13, 1940, and also elevated in

San Francisco. He went to Objective Senior high school there prior to signing up with the Romancers, a doo-wop group.In enhancement to his child Robert, his survivors consist of one more boy, Jerrald; his companion of 17 years, Michele Ellen; 2

little girls, April Freeman as well as Nichole Hackett; as well as a number of grandchildren.Mr. Freeman launched a handful of tracks after 1964, yet none ended up being hits. He invested years carrying out at clubs in San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Las vega as well as various other cities, which was great with him."I'm equally as web content as I can be with what I'm doing,"he informed The San Francisco Chronicle in 1990."I have no issues whatsoever."