Mike Reno (of Loverboy), Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young and Bryan Adams once sang on the same single -- "Tears are Not Enough," a charity single from the Canadian version of USA for Africa called Northern Lights. Dan Hill ("Sometimes When We Touch), Joni Mitchell, Corey Hart and a bunch of others are in there too.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
That's really two women performing with Meat Loaf in the "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" video. You see Karla DeVito, who toured with Meat Loaf. Later, she married Robby Benson after the two met doing "The Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway.
But ... DeVito is lipsynching. You hear Ellen Foley, who is both the woman Mick Jones wrote about in "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" and the actress who played Billie on the first season of "Night Court." Here's an iffy recording of Foley on stage in 2006 with the Meat Loaf cover band, Anything for Loaf.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Bruno Tonioli from "Dancing with the Stars" shows up in at least two different costumes in Elton John's "I'm Still Standing" from 1983. At 11 seconds, Bruno's the dancer closest to the camera with the black shredded tunic and matching leg warmers. At 20 seconds, he's the dancing cop/bellhop closest to the camera. He also found some orange pants for a few shots.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"Different Drum" was a hit for the Stone Poneys and lead singer Linda Ronstadt, but the song was actually written by Monkee (at the time) Mike Nesmith.
Here's Mike comically speeding through his composition on "The Monkees"...
... and the full tune a few years later.
Aasif Mandvi (Comedy Central's "The Daily Show") was a Streetmosphere performer at Walt Disney World, including the cab driver on opening day of Disney-MGM Studios.
Aasif Mandvi also stars in the romcom "Today's Special," which is out on DVD in September 2011.
Bonus Clip: The Goldspot music video from "Today's Special." It's "Ina Mina Dika."