Ladies & gentlemen, submitted for your approval tonight, Mr. Roosevelt Grier.
Mr. Grier is better known for his exploits in the NFL, mostly with the then-Los Angeles Rams, and his acting (Daniel Boone), as well as a well-publicized interest in needlepoint. Little did most of us know, however, that during his NFL days, Mr. Grier moonlighted as an R & B singer.
In June, 1964, Roosevelt Grier appeared on American Bandstand, and looked like he stepped off the Motown Records assembly line instead of the gridiron, he was so immaculately attired. Now, before I found this clip, the only time I'd heard him sing was in the Marlo Thomas special, Free To Be...You & Me, in the mid-70's. How was I supposed to know he'd been on the charts a decade before? Sheeesh!!!
Anyway, NRRA Archives2 uploaded "Fool, Fool, Fool", introduced, of course, by Dick Clark: