Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Celebrity Rock: What Becomes of the Broken Hearted (1996)

Here in the US, we're not familiar with the British duo Robson & Jerome, largely because I don't think any of their records, and there weren't that many, anyway, emigrated here. However, long before American Idol made him a household name, producer Simon Cowell recruited actors Robson Green & Jerome Flynn of the British series, Soldier, Soldier, to record a cover of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody", which was used on their show. Two CD's followed, full of cover songs by artists ranging from the Monkees ("Daydream Believer") to Jimmy Ruffin, whose "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" had been a hit just a few years earlier for another Brit, Paul Young, off the soundtrack to "Fried Green Tomatoes", but ended up being Young's last US hit.

Today, Flynn can be seen on HBO's hit, Game of Thrones. Right now, from 1996, here's "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted":

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