Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Rockin' Funnies: Lonely at the Bottom (1973)

Before the Blues Brothers, before being cast on Saturday Night Live, John Belushi was part of National Lampoon's Lemmings comedy troupe. It was here where John perfected his dead-on mimic of singer Joe Cocker, which led to a 1-time-only duet with Cocker on SNL 3 years later.

Here, Belushi, impersonating Cocker, performs "Lonely at the Bottom", from a Lemmings Roadshow, back in 1973, 2 years before SNL. And, yes, that is Chevy Chase on the drums. Chase had played with a pre-Steely Dan Walter Becker & Donald Fagen before turning to comedy.


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