I have been listening to The Four Freshmen since the early fifties, but the group actually began in 1948. The original Four Freshmen that fans remember so well included Ross and Don Barbour, cousin Bob Flanigan, and Ken Albers. The last original member, Flanigan, retired in 1993. Bob owned the name and managed the group after he retired. Flanigan died 15 May 2011. Ross Barbour died in August of the same year.
Over the decades, there have been nearly two-dozen reincarnations of this outstanding group. Today’s Four Freshmen play over 100 dates/year.Debbie and I enjoy listening to the group’s 2007 album The Four Freshman Snowfall each Christmas season. May you also!