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Is Detroit The Most Musical City In The World?
Born in Detroit, it's rumoured Freda auditioned for Motown records in her teens. However she moved to New York in 1963 and forged a career as a respected jazz singer and sometime Broadway performer. In 1969, she was persuaded to return to Detroit to record for former Motown writers Holland-Dozier-Holland's Invictus Records and had the world-wide smash with 'Band Of Gold'. Freda had more hits in the USA but was considered a one hit wonder in the UK.