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Freda Charcilia Payne (born September 19, 1942)[nb 1] is an American singer and actress best known for her million selling, 1970 hit single, "Band of Gold". She was also an actress in musicals and film, as well as the host of a TV talk show. Freda is the older sister of former Supreme Scherrie Payne.


Payne was born in Detroit, Michigan and grew up listening to different jazz singers, such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. As a teenager, she attended the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts; she soon began singing radio commercial jingles, and took part in (and won many) local TV and radio talent shows.
In 1963, she moved to New York City and worked with many different entertainers, including Quincy Jones, Pearl Bailey, and Bill Cosby. The next year, her debut album, a jazz recording entitled After the Lights Go Down Low and Much More!!!, was released on the Impulse! label. (This album was re-issued on CD in Japan in early 2002, and again in the United States in 2005.) Three years later, she released her second album (another jazz effort) How Do You Say I Don't Love You Anymore, for MGM Records. She also made occasional guest appearances on different television shows including The Merv Griffin Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
She added theatrical credits to her repertoire; she understudied Leslie Uggams for the Broadway show Hallelujah Baby in 1967, and appeared with the Equity Theatre in a production of Lost in the Stars.[citation needed]
In 1969, her old friends back home in Detroit, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland, Jr., persuaded her to sign with their newly formed record label Invictus. During that same year, her first Invictus single, "Unhooked Generation" (a minor R&B hit), was released. Shortly thereafter, Eddie Holland offered her a song entitled "Band of Gold", which he along with Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier co-wrote (under the pen name Edythe Wayne) with Ronald Dunbar. In early 1970, the song becam

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Centenary Stage turns up heat with January Thaw Music Fest

This year’s lineup features Freda Payne in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, Danny Bacher in “Swing that Music! A Jazz Tribute to the Three Louis” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, and the Brazilian Bluegrass of Matuto at 8 p.m ...
Posted: December 11, 2017, 6:58 am

Freda Payne sings as part of Marshall Artists Series

Freda Payne has been there and done all that. The Detroit soul singer may best known for her hit "Band of Gold," but she has also hosted her own national TV show, starred in four different Broadway shows - including "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Ain't ...
Posted: February 3, 2017, 4:01 pm

A sale for soul singer Freda Payne

Joining the ranks of 2012 home sellers is R&B and soul singer Freda Payne, who sold her contemporary in L.A.'s "Bird Streets" area this year for $2.25 million. That should buy more than a few bands of gold. Set on a corner lot, the city-view house has a ...
Posted: September 3, 2012, 5:00 pm
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