Sunday, October 19, 2014

Musical Interlude: Boy From New York City (1981)

The Manhattan Transfer are currently on tour, marking the group's 45th anniversary, but also marking the passing of the lone founding member who was still with the group at the time of his passing. Tim Hauser passed away on Thursday at 72.

1981's "Boy From New York City", off "Mecca For Moderns", was the group's 1st top 10 hit, peaking at #7. Two years earlier, their tribute to Rod Serling's seminal Twilight Zone had reached the top 20, but went no further. The following clip of "Boy" comes from Fridays, and introduced by Larry David, impersonating Howard Cosell, as they're transitioning out of a skit parodying Monday Night Football:

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