Chris Freeman

Flamenco, Musical Artist

1950 – 1992

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Who was Chris Freeman?

Christopher James "Chris" Freeman was an Australian multi-instrumentalist and teacher who specialised in six-string and 12-string guitar for classical and flamenco music. At the age of 17 he severed the fingertip of his left hand middle finger in a car accident. It was replaced by a silver cap, which gave him the nickname "Silver Finger". He released three solo albums, Thesilger, Shifting Sands... Night & Day and Best of Chris Freeman. He also issued four albums with keyboardist John Shaw, Chris Freeman and John Shaw, Synthesized Orchestration, Synthesized Orchestration Vol. 2 and The Best of Chris Freeman and John Shaw. Freeman died in 1992 after an asthma attack, aged 41 or 42. Australian musicologist Ian McFarlane described him as a "[g]ifted multi-instrumentalist" who "garnered considerable praise for his work, but he never embraced the notion of mainstream acceptance".

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Born
1950
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Died
1992

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on July 23, 2013

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