Gene Watson Remembers Freddy Fender: Friday 24 September 2021

Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 - Saturday 14 October 2006)

On Friday 24 September 2021Gene Watson remembered fellow country music legend, Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 – Saturday 14 October 2006).

‘Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 – Saturday 14 October 2006) was a friend and I was really glad when he had a big hit on ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005).

Gene Watson: 'Before The Next Teardrop Falls', which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 - Wednesday 25 May 2005) (Wide World Records; 1969)

My version of this classic country song dates back to the early days of my recording career’

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In 1969, Gene Watson recorded ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005) – the B-side of the single was ‘I Told A Lie’ – for Wide World Records; the track was released as a single, but it did not chart.

Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 – Saturday 14 October 2006) recorded ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005) and included the track on ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’ (Dot Records, 1974); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in March 1975.

Loretta Lynn: 'Home' (MCA Records, 1975)

Loretta Lynn recorded ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005), and included the track on ‘Home’ (MCA Records, 1975).

Gene Watson’s version of ‘Before The Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005), was included on ‘Only Memories: Spotlight On New World Records’ (Collectibles Records, 1996), a various artists compilation, which focused on material from New World Records, and was released by Collectibles Records on Tuesday 25 June 1996.

Clay Walker recorded ‘Before The Next Teardrop Falls’, which was written by Vivian Keith and Ben Peters (Tuesday 20 June 1933 – Wednesday 25 May 2005), and included the track on ‘Fall’ (Asylum-Curb Records, 2007); the track was a duet with Freddy Fender (Friday 4 June 1937 – Saturday 14 October 2006).