Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It's A Small World After All ...
As most of you know, we've been hit with some heavy-duty grief in the rock world over the past month-and-some: Whitney Houston, Davy Jones (of Monkee fame) and Ronnie Montrose (famed guitarist who worked with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and others) to name but a few.
Now, the guy up there in the photo may not be as familiar, but he was just as important. Though he wrote the hit You're Sixteen for Johnny Burnette (later covered by Ringo Starr), did work on Mary Poppins, The Parent Trap and Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, he's probably best-known for one specific song that has been on kids' lips for years.
And why kids?? Why, didn't you know??
It's A Small World (After All)
But Bob's death came only days after the loss of a highly-popular and intensely funny comedian -- one who became known as Mr. President because he was a double, both in face, expression and looks, of George W. Bush!
We'd seen Steve Bridges more often on late-night talk shows like The Tonight Show and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson , and were blown away by his accuracy in portraying the former Commander-In-Chief (especially that Bush "laugh", when he'd hunch his shoulders ...).
Once, he was able to address then-President Bush himself ... and -- well, here's what happened!
Stay tuned ...