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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fred Imus - Rest In Peace

Fred Imus, a country songwriter and radio personality who appeared frequently on his older brother Don’s radio show, was found dead in his trailer in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. He was 69.

He died in his sleep, said Matthew Hiltzik, a spokesman for Don Imus.

Mr. Imus appeared on country radio shows, most recently co-hosting “Fred’s Trailer Park Bash” on Sirius XM Radio, with a politically incorrect style like his brother’s. He produced Don’s show for a time and called in for decades, becoming “a regular guest who wouldn’t leave,” Mr. Imus said through Mr. Hiltzik.

Although the two often argued on the air, they ended every call with “I love you.”

Before the Imus brothers ventured into radio they recorded a song called “I’m a Hot Rodder (And All That Jazz)” in 1963 as Jay Jay Imus and Freddy Ford.

Mr. Imus peaked musically in 1976 when he wrote “I Don’t Want to Have to Marry You” with Phil Sweet, who worked with him on the railroad. The song was recorded by Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius and reached No. 1 on the country charts.

Fredric Moore Imus was born in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 1942. He attended Kent State University and served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division. He married and divorced twice.

Besides his brother, survivors include three sons and several grandchildren.

Mr. Imus also co-authored two books, “The Fred Book,” with the Daily News columnist Mike Lupica, and “Two Guys, Four Corners: Great Photographs, Great Times, and a Million Laughs,” with his brother.


Blogger Perry Rose said...

I have both books and a jacket left from my Fred collection.

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in "piece"?

6:03 AM  

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