Fred is Famous! 96-Year-Old Peoria Man Goes Viral

Published 08/28 2013 05:45PM

Updated 09/20 2013 10:45PM

PEORIA – WMBD 31 News first introduced you to a very special Peoria man, 96-year-old Fred Stobaugh more than a month ago. Now, Fred has become a national name.

Fred’s new found fame has put his song “Sweet Lorraine” at the top of the music charts.

As of Wednesday afternoon, his song is in the iTunes top 10 and a number one hit in several countries overseas.

Jacob Colgan, the Green Shoe Studio Singer and Producer who put Fred’s lyrics to music, said the duo has done countless radio and magazine interviews this week. Their story has also been featured on several major media outlets.

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