Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, and Billy Crystal all performed on this NBC late-night series unmatched in its day.
Andy Kaufman was famous for some of the weirder comic bits. So was this cheesy lounge singer one of them? Or is Tony Clifton a real person?
Harry Chapin was especially gifted in creating rich stories through his songs. Sadly lost too soon, his unique tales still hold up.
“Elton felt a bit conflicted about the record…relating in interviews at the time that he felt he’d been pressured to rush it out.”