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Friday, August 5, 2011

Fun Friday

Leo Sayer ~ The Show Must Go On

I was reading the latest post from one of my favorite blogs called, "Cottage Tails." In it, Leanne posts a video clip of one of my (atleast) top 5 male artists ever, Leo Sayer.

Now, I realize that some of you may be too young to actually remember him as he was very popular in the 70's and 80's. He is a British singer (he now lives in Australia) who had number one hits with such songs as, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing," "When I Need You," "Long Tall Glasses" and "More Than I Can Say." He has also written hit songs for other artists such as my absolute favorite song performed by him called, "The Show Must Go On" for Three Dog Night (By the way, his wife made his costume and did his make up for this performance) and "One Man Band" for The Who.

Leo Sayer ~ When I Need You
I remember the first time I saw him perform. I was no more than perhaps 10 years old and my father woke me up out of bed. He had just gotten home from working second shift at the time and the show "The Midnight Special" happened to be on TV. He said to me, "Kimmy, you have to see this guy. He is really, really good! You'll love this!" (And he was right). Lo and behold, there was this rather short little charismatic guy on stage dressed up in a clown costume singing, ""The Show Must Go On." He blew me away!  (I have always been awed by how perfect he could harmonize with himself when recording.) Good memories.

I also remember thinking to myself, "What a performer ~ and sooo cute!" (and yes, Leanne, I agree with you ~ he has aged extremely well! LOL). To this day, I still adore Leo Sayer and his beautifully versatile voice.

(photo credits: http://www.google.com/search?q=leo+sayer+pics&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=588&prmd=ivnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=M108To3MEM29tgeTqLSOAw&ved=0CBgQsAQ)

2 comments:

  1. I for one remember Leo Sayer quite well; definitely memorable songs.

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  2. your dad sounds a neat dad! The other artists I adore - why I had a blank yesterday I dunno know is Van Morrison

    Love Leanne

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