Freddy Wieland, one time member of The Mixtures, has lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 75.
Freddy played guitar at one time for The Mixtures who went on to have a global hit in 1971 with ‘The Pushbike Song’.
Fred’s time in The Mixtures once earned him a spot on UK TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.
The Mixtures’ singer Mick Flinn posted to Facebook:
It’s with a very sad heart that I post this message this evening. I have lost my very dear friend and fellow Mixture Fred Wieland to lung cancer. Freddy went peacefully in his sleep in a Spanish hospital with his loving daughter Jasmine by his side.
Rest in peace my friend, all your suffering is now over. X
Prior to The Mixtures Fred was the guitarist for The Strangers. After The Strangers broke up guitarist John Farrar moved to the USA and went on to write a number of hits for Olivia Newton-John including “Hopelessly Devoted to You”, “Have You Never Been Mellow” and “Magic”.