During the 70's and 80's it was "The Thing" to have a TV personality record a song, and have the public buy into that current popularity..remember Eddie Murphy's "Party All The Time"?
Or how about Miami Vice's Don Johnson with "Heart-Beat"?
Well, this segment of One Hit Wonders is about David Soul and "Don't Give Up On Us Baby"..
David Solberg dropped out of college in the 60's to become a folk singer. He decided he needed a gimmick to get attention, so he wrote a song called "The Covered Man"-Which he sang while wearing a ski mask. The stunt got him on "The Merv Griffin Show" more than 20 times, but he still couldn't sell any records. After he changed his name to David Soul, he did get enough attention to land a starring role on the TV show "Starsky and Hutch". The programs popularity encouraged him to try music again. He released "Don't Give Up On Us Baby" in 1977..The song did hit #1...But none of his follow-ups made it into the top 40. He gave up recording about the same time "Starsky and Hutch" went off the air!
...Sorry I haven't been around much this week-end, we have had relatives from all over the country converge on "The Compound" this past week because of a family reunion on Sunday.
For those that may not know what I mean by "The Compound"...My Brother-In-Law lives right next door to me, and across the street, lives my wife's Uncle..And on the other side of my BIL's house, is the house that he and my wife grew up in as children..So one does not have to go far to get a beer or a "Highball" on my block!
And I would like to thank all of my loyal Blog readers for continuing to visit and comment, you guys all ROCK!!!...Peace.