Monday, June 3, 2013

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Fool, Fool, Fool (1964)

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:


magicdog said...

Seeing is reminds me of that scene in The Brady Bunch featuring the late Deacon Jones.

He mentioned Rosey Grier used to sing (among other athletes at the time) and now we have the proof.

Mind. Blown.

Actually, the song isn't half bad - in fact, the way Grier sang it - it reminded me a lot of "Mockingbird".

At least Grier wasn't sharing space with Ray Milland yet!

hobbyfan said...

Ah, yes, "The Thing With 2 Heads". I think that film was what all but killed Milland's career---and ended Grier's acting career, too, even though doing "Free to Be..." tried to resurrect it.

Have to see how far "Fool" went up the charts.