Exploring Albany's inglorious past and dubious future

AHS grad Fred Bassler signs with Mercury Records

Albany High grad Fred Bassler flirted with stardom in  1956-7. The singer signed with Mercury Records and released two singles as “Fred MacKenzie” before the label dropped him.

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He even appeared on the Lawrence Welk Show.

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Click to hear Fred sing “From The Bottom Of My Heart”.

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