Wayback Wednesday

So, today is the 69th birthday of David Goldstein aka Rupert Holmes, writer and performer of one of the most cheesy hits ever, “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).” What I didn’t know until today is that he was also a member of The Cuff Links and The Buoys, a band responsible for another weirdass hit song, “Timothy.”

I remember hearing this on the radio and thinking, “Did they eat someone?” When the song became a hit, followed by a bunch of radio stations ditching it due to the gruesome theme, the record company tried to spin the story that Timothy was a mule. As if eating a mule is better than cannibalism. YEAH, RIGHT!

 

Holmes has gone on to become rather respected in THEE-AH-TUH.  He wrote “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood,” or “Drood,” as it is now known.

Love and kisses.

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2 thoughts on “Wayback Wednesday

  1. Paula Light 02.24.16 / 1:07 pm

    That is bizarre! I heard on the radio that “everyone” in bars at karaoke night knows the words to 50 Ways, like it’s sooooo popular, but ick, really? Maybe people know it only cuz it’s been so overplayed.

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