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.