Who’s Singing, Isn’t That (fill in the blank) ?

While researching a fun post about one hit wonders of the 70’s, I noticed songs from several actors on the list.  It made me curious.  Which came first, the acting fame or the singing??  I set out to find some intel on these people.

Easy Come, Easy Go by Bobby Sherman

I’m starting with one of my teen crushes, Bobby Sherman.  Bobby was a singer long before he was an actor.  It wasn’t unti his role as shy, stammering Jeremy on Here Come The Brides that he was rocketed to superstardom.   Eventually, after guest-starring on an episode of Emergency, he left the acting spotlight and became an EMT.  Here he is, with that killer smile, singing Easy Come, Easy Go.

 

The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence

My friends and I were just talking about this song a couple of weeks ago.  We decided it was the ultimate in cheesy 70’s music.  Vicki was an established comedienne and actress long before she made musical history with her one and only hit song.  Fun fact: the musicians playing in the song are the popular studio musicians knows as The Wrecking Crew.   I found a great video of Vicki and Reba McIntyre singing the hit, which Reba covered in the 90’s.

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Meeting Scott from the Goo Goo Dolls

 

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A couple of weeks ago, I was at Dublin’s to see Day Ja Voo.  I went to get  a couple of drinks for the band and started a conversation with the guys sitting there at the bar.  Wanting a ‘man on the street’ perspective, I asked them what they thought about the band. Scott and his friend said they were really enjoying the music, and then Scott went on to talk about how he loved 80’s music. We both graduated from college the same year (he went to UB, I went to SUNY Oswego) and we discussed our favorite music from that era.   Eventually Mike returned with my beers and I delivered them to the stage.

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This Gleek Will Always Be a Daydream Believer

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I am a Gleek and  I am not ashamed to admit it.  I totally get sucked into the lives of those glee club members and their fearless leader, Mr. Shu.  It is always the talk of the breakroom with all of my younger coworkers the next day (or there are shouts of, ‘No spoilers!  I haven’t seen it yet!”)  I even watched The Glee Project, Season 2 and cheered when my favorite contestant, Blake Jenner, won (he won the role of Ryder Lynn, for those of you who are wondering.)

The rich tapestry of songs during the six seasons of the show is like no other list of music anywhere, from classic rock to Broadway to rap to soul.   With all those covers and mashups to choose from, I would not have been able to choose which one was my favorite.  That is, until tonight.  Without any reservation, Kurt and Blaine’s duet Daydream Believer will always be the Glee anthem for me.

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