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Bill Fries

William Dale Fries, Jr. was born on November 15, 1928 in Audubon, Iowa. Although he showed musical promise as a child, Fries nonetheless was more interested in a career in graphic design. He attended the University of Iowa and majored in fine arts. While at the University of Iowa Bill also studied music and played in the school's concert band. ... See full bio »
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 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Made a Lady Think I Was God (2006) ... (lyrics: "Convoy" - uncredited)
  Futurama (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2001) (performer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Parasites Lost (2001) ... (lyrics: "Convoy") / (performer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall)
 1999 Detroit Rock City (performer: "Convoy" - as CW McCall) / (writer: "Convoy")
 1994 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Sword and the Dragon (1994) ... (lyrics: "Convoy")
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Radio Bart (1992) ... (lyrics: "Convoy" - uncredited)
 1978 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Friday Night Fever (1978) ... (writer: "Convoy")
 1978 Convoy ("Convoy") / (performer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall)
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 April 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Convoy GB")
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 1976 The Rich Little Show (TV Series)
C.W. McCall
- Episode #1.4 (1976) ... C.W. McCall
- Episode #1.3 (1976) ... C.W. McCall
 1976 Rock Concert (TV Series)
C.W. McCall
- Episode #3.24 (1976) ... C.W. McCall
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 1978 Convoy (song "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall)
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 1978 Convoy (music supervisor)
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 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
C.W. McCall - Country Singer
- Episode dated 25 June 1976 (1976) ... C.W. McCall - Country Singer
 1976 Dinah! (TV Series)
- Episode #2.97 (1976) ... Himself (as C.W. McCall)
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 2008 Comedy Songs: The Pop Years (TV Movie documentary)
C.W. McCall
 2005 CMT: Class of 1975 (TV Movie documentary)
C.W. McCall

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CD: "Best of C.W. McCall" (USP) See more »

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C.W. McCall

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"Life is simply a collection of memories...but memories are like starlight...they live forever." (Written as C. W. McCall)


His wife Rena is referenced as "RJ" in the lyrics of the C.W. McCall song "Black Bear Road". See more »


C.W. McCall

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