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Friday, January 28, 2011

Excellent Bit of Trivia: Who is the Lead Singer Here?

Here's one of the all time great tunes, a US #4 chart maker, Keep on Dancing from the Gentrys, with a surprising flush out. No no no, not that the Bay City Rollers had a UK #9 with the same song, six years later. Check out the lead singer on the Gentry's.

Take it as a trivia quiz, the lead singer from the Gentry's went to high school with Jerry "The King" Lawler (antagonist of Andy Kauffman), and was good friends with Hillbilly Jim (who not coincidentally hosts a radio show on Sirius that plays "Keep on Dancing"), which lead him to became a celebrated pro wrestling manager in the 1980's and 90's. The singer/manager also shares his name with one of Wapella's finest gentleman.

Who is inciting the good folks of Shindig to Keep on Dancing? What was his wrestling nickname?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

None other that Jimmy Hart, aka
"The Mouth of the South"....not to be confused with our beloved James E. Hart, ISP ret.

Now this is trivia I can dig... keep up the good work Mr.Powers, Best regards, Steve Rousey

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