Saturday, September 12, 2015

Celebrity Rock: The Ballad of Thunder Road (1958)

Robert Mitchum not only starred in 1958's "Thunder Road", but wrote and recorded the theme song, "The Ballad of Thunder Road". However, singer-songwriter Randy Sparks, later of the New Christy Minstrels, was heard in the movie performing the song. Mitchum's version, based on a Norwegian folk song, got some airplay as late as the 80's on country radio.

The video is a compilation of car chase scenes from the movie.

To my knowledge, it was Mitchum's only recording.

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