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“I guess I first saw Fred at the old Circe's Cup Coffee House & The Upper Celler sometime in the late 50's. I booked him at the old San Diego ...Read More »
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Fred Gerlach
Fred died at Chase Health Care Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Detroit Michigan grew up in New York City and moved to California in the late 50’s. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Infantry as a BAR man in Germany and the Philippines. He was a 12 String Guitar player who recorded for Folkways Records and played concerts in the US and England. He built guitars, built an airplane, loved to sail and was an Ivory Gungrip maker of great reputation. He was a good man, He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Barbara and son David.