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Who was Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen?

Who was Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen?

Who was Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen

Dennis Hardy “Fergie” Frederiksen, former vocalist for Toto, Le Roux, the glam-rock band Angel and Trillion died yesterday January 18, following an almost four year fight with cancer.  Frederiksen was perhaps best known for his work on Toto’s 1984 release Isolation and its accompanying single “Stranger in Town”.

Frederiksen also performed on the prog-rock band Trillion’s premiere platter in 1978.  He also sang backing vocals on Survivor’s hit album Eye of the Tiger in 1982 and was featured on the 1983 album So Fired Up by La Roux which included the hit single “Carrie’s Gone”.

Who was VDennis “Fergie” Frederiksen?

Dennis “Fergie” Frederiksen

In the summer of 2010 Frederiksen reported to the press that he had “been diagnosed with inoperable cancer.”  The difficult medical treatments that followed did not keep him from working; however, as he went on to record and release two additional solo discs—Happiness is the Road in 2011 and Any Given Moment in 2013.

Late yesterday the news of his passing was posted on Frederiksen’s official website as well as his Facebook page.  The informal statement read as follows: “It is with a heavy heart I tell you that my soul brother Fergie Frederiksen passed away today. He was in no pain, his legacy lives on!”

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.