Fred Wedlock: Funnyman of Folk is a comprehensive biography of Bristol cult hero Fred Wedlock who was propelled to national stardom with his hit single Oldest Swinger in Town. Written by John Hudson, Fred was completed with the support of Fred Wedlock's widow Sue who, along with Bristol Records Office, supplied an extensive photographic archive of Fred's life from his childhood in Redcliffe, Bristol to his last days. Fred Wedlock died on March 4, 2010 and left behind him a legacy as one of the country's most engaging folk artists. Although Fred Wedlock was a product of the 60s folk scene playing Bristol clubs such as The Troubador and The Bathurst, he owes as much to the comedy tradition of Jasper Carrott, Billy Connelly and Mike Harding. He was a proud Bristolian with strong connections to Bristol City FC, where his grandfather Billy Wedlock played until his retirement in 1921. John Hudson paints a picture of a warm and genuinely funny character who thrived on performing to live audiences and also made a successful career as a local television presenter.