Fred Goodman: Songwriter, Singer, Parodist Extraordinaire

November 24, 2014 11:27 PM

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On Christmas Day 1994, the veteran singer/songwriter Fred Goodman met his future wife Chris's extended family. When caroling time arrived, Fred, the only Jew in a houseful of Catholics, sat at the piano and led the guests through classic after classic, including all the verses -- in Latin -- of "Adeste Fidelis" -- the song you and I more likely know as "O Come All Ye Faithful."

Fred was born in Wilmington, DE in 1946. After graduating with a BA in English from the University of Delaware in '68, he moved to Manhattan, where his first published song, "Fill My Soul," was produced by Koppelman-Rubin (of Lovin' Spoonful/Turtles fame) and recorded by Tommy James and the Shondell...

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