Ernie and Bernie's birthday today

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  1. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    My Ernie and Bernie stories.

    My avatar is a picture of Ernie. He was follicularly challenged :cool: One day we were sitting at Jim and Andy's enjoying a quiet moment, when Ernie walked in. He had this thing on his head, THE worst toupee ever. The guys were on the floor. Ernie did not miss a beat....he introduced himself as Ernie Royal, Junior. He stayed in character all day. He wore the rug until he died.

    Broadway show cast albums sometime use extra players at the recording dates because some shows were chop- busters." Dance A Little Closer" closed after opening night, but the composer, Charles Strouse, the composer of "Annie" wanted to record it. They hired Bernie as a bumper for the cast album :D I love that term. I, being superman did not need help so Bernie, who was a big guy, curled up on the grand piano in the studio and slept like a baby through very noisy recording sessions.

    The mold was broken after Bernie and Ernie.

    Wilmer
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Jim and Andy's had the same picture of Ernie you see to the left.
    Ernie took a ball-point pen and altered it to look like that Prince Valiant rug he was wearing.
    Wilmer
     
  3. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    I guess I share a birthday with them! :cool:

    Great stories Wilmer.
     

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