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.