Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Who's The (Not Quite So) Heavy-Hitting Celeb?

Strike a pose stage left

Strum a bass stage right

Any ideas? Couple o' clues...

He hit his peak in the seventies, but not as a musician.

Continental readers are unlikely to be as aware of his work.

Bowie covered one of his band's tunes.

15 comments:

Bright Ambassador said...

Is it one of Hinge and Brackett?

Planet Mondo said...

I can see where you're coming from BA, but no. Nor is it the drummer from The Grumbleweeds - who did a fab impersonation of Hinge (or Brackett)

But in a similar way to H and B, the mysery man was at his most famous as part of a pair.

Bright Ambassador said...

Sid Little! Next!

Planet Mondo said...

'Fraid not - you're getting colder..

BLTP said...

I'm not sure but if the woman in the middle nods her head do they all turn into Larry Hagman playing an astronaut!

Planet Mondo said...

She looks a bit stern doesn't she.

Trust me you'll both know him - although he's hardly ever on TV nowdays, and hasn't been since the early eighties. The last time I saw him was interviewed on Bob Mills about ten years ago

lil said...

I havn't a clue...
Can you give us another hint PM?

lil said...

G asks; is he known as an actor mostly?

Planet Mondo said...

Yes G's on the right lines, actor who's biggest hit was in late seventies early eighties..

I always thought he'd have made a great James Bond

Piley said...

is it "i'll have a 'P' please" Bob Holness??!

Planet Mondo said...

P - I though you'd have got it, no - not Bob. He was an actor mainly famous for one show (guarantee you'll even have have the hugely famous theme tune somewhere) - which has kept a cult following ever since..and was revived briefly in the nineties although not with any of the originals

office pest said...

Bit late I'm afraid Mr Mondo. Is it Lewis Collins, Bodie off of The Professionals?

Office 'bloody hell, Ray', Pest

molly said...

oooh i have no idea - but my curiousity is peaked!

and yes, i've seen that sly performance, ive watched "woodstock" many times...incredible!

lil said...

Was he a detective character?
G & I think we share a mental image, but neither of us can grasp his name yet…

Keith said...

I see this is already answered, plus I would have no clue. I had never heard of him before.