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Band of Gold: Freda Payne in Honolulu and on HPR's All Things Considered


Freda Payne has had a lot of experiences beyond her massive hit Band of Gold. Ahead of Sunday shows at the Blue Note, she told HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about her path of music starting at a very early age, to finding teenage success including nods from Berry Gordy Jr. and Duke Ellington, to professional work crossing paths with luminaries like Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., and Eddie Murphy, to her fateful connection to music songwriting/production/arrangement legends Holland-Dozier-Holland.  


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See concert video of Freda performing live with Sir Cliff Richard:


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Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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