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I just found out that NY Yankee Bernie Williams is a pretty good guitarist, in a funk/jazz style. He even composes & has issued some CDs, most recently The Journey Within.

 

Who else is out there, working one career while nurturing a musical talent that is largely unknown ?

Spill the beans here...

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I saw Bernie's concert on the Yes Network, and he's a pretty good player and an even better composer.

 

Let's see...Chevy Chase plays piano quite well; in his college days, he was in a band with Fagen and Becker of Steely Dan. Woody Allen is an accomplished clarinetist, John Stamos played drums on tour with the Beach Boys for a while, and...I can't think of any others right now, but I will.

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Originally posted by george costanza:

Who else is out there, working one career while nurturing a musical talent that is largely unknown ?

Spill the beans here...

Well, I think I qualify. I work a day job at and am working on putting some all original songs together... similar to your yankee experience I was surprised a couple years ago to learn that (now former) minnesota vikings head coach Dennis Green is a really good drummer.
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Richard Nixon played a mean jazz piano.

 

Condoleeza Rice is a pro-level classical pianist.

 

That flamboyant guy from Will & Grace is also a great pianist.

 

Johnny Carson is a great big-band style jazz drummer.

 

John Tesh...well you know about him.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Originally posted by Geenard:

Bruce Willis....harp

Seagrams golden wine cooler,

Seagrams golden wine cooler,

its wet and its dry, my ,my, my,my!

 

it is really sad that I remember that.

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Originally posted by lynng - guitar geezer:

Oh Yeah - - - Stephen King (the scary guy) supposedly plays a mean rock guitar (and owns a couple of Rock radio stations in ME.)

He has also been working on a musical with Mellencamp. :freak:

Stephen King is in a band of authors, The Rock Bottom Remainders, that includes, among others, Dave Barry, Matt Groening, Mitch Albom, and Amy Tan.

 

Sammy Davis Jr. was an incredible drummer.

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Originally posted by magicman:

Originally posted by george costanza:

Who else is out there, working one career while nurturing a musical talent that is largely unknown ?

Spill the beans here...

Well, I think I qualify. I work a day job at and am working on putting some all original songs together... similar to your yankee experience I was surprised a couple years ago to learn that (now former) minnesota vikings head coach Dennis Green is a really good drummer.
Yes, I believe his band is called the Sunset Jazz Band, or something like that. My cousin played some of it for me, it`s `smooth jazz` but very well done.

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Astronaut (shuttle pilot) Hoot Gibson is a guitarist. He even had a band made up of other astronauts. Of course, Hoot played a Gibson.

 

Retired Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon is a bassist.

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Paula Zahn - cellist.

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:idea: Hey, get this- besides their acting carreers, Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Chris Kistofferson, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis all have had music gigs. Whodathunkit?!? ;)

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Monday night football was showing some players who were musicians at halftime, but I don't remember who they were. They even had them playing with established acts in a competition.

Hey you white boy there

Go play that funky music

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your very expensive rig

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Originally posted by reachjkh:

Monday night football was showing some players who were musicians at halftime, but I don't remember who they were. They even had them playing with established acts in a competition.

That's a gimmick they're running this season.

 

They teamed up several football players with name acts to come up with something they could "compete" with over half time on Monday Night Football.

 

I LOVE the Titans... but from what I heard, Eddie George needs to stick to what he does well... Playing football and cooking. (He's a gourmet chef... Wait a second.. he didn't play drums on MNF!! a friend of mine is Eddie's drum teacher. Says the best part of teaching is when Eddie cooks up a meal for them. :D I don't know how advanced Eddie's drumming is, though.)

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Originally posted by Caevan O'Shite, who 8 the Pilgrims.:

:idea: Hey, get this- besides their acting carreers, Johnny Cash, Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Chris Kistofferson, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis all have had music gigs. Whodathunkit?!? ;)

Not to mention Jerry Reed, Hoyt Axton, Levon Helm, Lyle Lovett, David Bowie, Mick Jagger...
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