Join me Jimi for my show The Record Machine Show at 6 pm est with special guest singer/song writer Fred Knobloch. We will talk about Fred's career as a solo artist and a working in several bands.
Prior to his solo career, he had been a member of Let's Eat (band), a 1970s rock band. Fred was signed to Scotti Brothers Records in 1980 when he released the song "Why Not Me", which he wrote along with Carson Whitsett.
It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart,number 30 on the country chart, and spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Later that year he released a duet with Susan Anton, "Killin' Time", which hit number 28 on the Hot 100 and went top ten on the country chart.
He had later country hits with "Memphis" and "I Had It All".In 1986, Fred became a member of S-K-O with Paul Overstreet and Thom Schuyler. He and Jelly Roll Johnson released the album Live at the Bluebird Cafe in 2000.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.