Fred Gregorich, who grew up in Moon Run, Pennsylvania, started accordion lessons
at age 19. Fred patterned his playing after the lively polka style of Kenny Bass
and his top accordionists, Joe Luzar, Dick Sodja, and Bob Timko. He became leader
of the Polka Toppers in 1954, and later changed the name to his most prolific band,
Fred Gregorich and the Del-Fi’s.