Freddy Powers’ Memoir Will Be Published In 2017

Freddy Powers

Freddy Powers

The memoir of the late singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Freddy Powers will be published next year.

Powers died this week at age 84 in Texas. His book, The Spree of ’83, is scheduled for publication by Waldorf Books in February 2017.

Powers co-wrote the memoir with his widow, Catherine Powers, as well as biographer Jake Brown. Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson are also contributors to the book.

Freddy Powers wrote or co-wrote the Haggard hits “A Place to Fall Apart” (1984), “Natural High” (1985), “Let’s Chase Each Other Around the Room” (1984) and “A Friend in California” (1986).

He co-produced Nelson’s million-selling LP Over the Rainbow. He also served in both stars’ bands.


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