During the halftime show at a recent University of Hawaii football game, the individual band members formed the shape of a stick-figure football player that was as tall as the field is wide. Then the stick-figure ran in slow-motion across the field and “kicked” a giant football.
My Florida friend Dave (Fungus) posts this….
The Wiki Page for the song, originally sung in the 1971 version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Wiki page for Sammy Davis Jr. who was an amazing man.
When Sammy was married to May Britt interracial marriages were still illegal in 31 states. Sammy was left of the invite of the inaugural ball, hosted by Frank Sinatra because of this. Sammy was later invited to sleep over at the White House by President Nixon and is believed to be the first African American to be invited to do so.
He has won a Grammy and an Emmy and been nominated for a Golden Globe and a Tony.
The Rat Pack was originally known as the Clan but changed because Sammy objected because it was too similar to the Ku Klux Klan.
There are many more interesting facts about this great entertainer, born in Harlem and died in Beverly Hills, who first toured at age 3. He died the same day as Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets.
If you’re so inclined, here’s another link to an amazing video of Sammy that brings a tear to my eye… after TEN years I still grieve when the dog up and died…
In your honor today, Samuel Davis Jr., I am going to make myself a groovy lemon pie…
and I just might even eat the dishes.
In St. Petersburg, Russia’s prime minister Vladimir Putin played the piano and sang ‘Blueberry Hill’ at a charity fundraiser dedicated to fighting children’s cancer. International celebrities including Kevin Costner, Gerard Depardieu, Mickey Rourke, Sharon Stone, Kurt Russell, Vincent Cassel, Monica Belucci, Ornella Muti, Goldie Hawn and many others attended the benefit concert.
Paul McCartney on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the other night. I don’t think McCartney at 68, has the voice he used to have but I really enjoy seeing him playing and being interviewed. He seems like such a nice guy. He also was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on Saturday.
Apologies to people outside the U.S. who can’t view this video.
This is outstanding! I love stuff like this.
The class of 2013 perform a medley of songs from The Wizard of Oz for the annual Nykerk Cup competition at Hope College. Sure, they sing well, but how are they all those props? You can also watch their competition, the freshman class, perform.