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Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier was a feared defensive lineman for the then-Los Angeles Rams of the NFL before embarking on an acting career that saw him join the cast of Daniel Boone near the end of that series' run. It was well known in the 70's, too, that Grier was into needlepoint, seeking to prove that this pastime wasn't limited to women. But, did you know the man could sing, too?
The only time I knew of this other talent was when Grier appeared on the Marlo Thomas special, Free To Be..You & Me, little knowing about his foray onto the R & B charts in 1964, which brought him to American Bandstand to perform "Fool, Fool, Fool". Now, I don't know how far this song got on the charts, but suffice to say, if you asked for it on an oldies radio channel now, chances are, depending on the DJ, you're likely to get the response of "Never heard of it."
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