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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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Futurama
Futurama Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack
(2013)
Detroit Rock City
Detroit Rock City Soundtrack
(1999)
Convoy
Convoy Music Department
(1978)

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  Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Sjælland (2015) ... (performer: "Convoy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Convoy" - uncredited)
- Bornholm (2015) ... (performer: "Convoy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Convoy" - uncredited)
 2013 Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie (Documentary) (performer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall) / (writer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall)
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) (performer: "Convoy Theme Song" - as C.W. McCall) / (writer: "Convoy Theme Song")
  Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- US-1 #2 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Convoy") / (performer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall)
  Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) ... (performer: "Convoy" - as C.W. McCall) / (writer: "Convoy")
 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 (performer: "Convoy" - as C. W. McCall) / (writer: "Convoy")
  The Jacksons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1977) (music - 1 episode, 1977)
- Episode #1.10 (1977) ... (lyrics: "Convoy") / (music: "Convoy")
 1976 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 April 1976 (1976) ... (writer: "Convoy GB")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Roses for Mama" (1977) See more »

Alternate Names:

C. W. McCall | C.W. McCall
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Personal Quote:

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

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His song, "Convoy", was instrumental in giving rise to the C.B. radio craze in the late '70s. See more »

Nickname:

C.W. McCall

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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