Sunday, July 08, 2007

Another Blast From The Past

This week, besides being late, we will step away from the rock genre in favor of opera and jazz. This past week we lost two icons in both worlds.

Now, I am not an opera fan by any stretch. But Beverly Sills was a household name and in her day was the best known soprano. Here is a opera spoof she did many years ago with Danny Kaye, I think you'll find funny:



Boots Randolph used to blast out of my dad's stereo. He played for a lot of people and is probably best known for his best known hit Yakety Sax, which is also the music used on the Benny Hill show. Here it is:



Both will be missed.

4 comments:

Always On Watch said...

LA,
Perfect tributes to two musical greats!

BobG said...

Beverly Sills, Danny Kaye, Boots Randolph, all good memories. Thanks!

A.C. McCloud said...

I hadn't heard about either of them passing. Thanks for the tributes, LA. Beverly Sills was an amazing talent, as was Danny Kaye.

LASunsett said...

AOW, Bob (BTW welcome to you), and AC,

You are welcome, one and all. Glad you enjoyed it.