Sunday, August 12, 2007

Merv Griffin, RIP

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 12) - Merv Griffin, the big band-era crooner turned impresario who parlayed his "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" game shows into a multimillion-dollar empire, died Sunday. He was 82.

Griffin died of prostate cancer, according to a statement from his family that was released by Marcia Newberger, spokeswoman for The Griffin Group/Merv Griffin Entertainment.

Read the full story here.

I grew up watching "The Merv Griffin Show" with my mom almost everyday in the 70's. And, of course, I've always been a fan of his game shows. Rest in peace Mr. Griffin.

Here's a clip of Merv singing "I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Cocoanuts" --


Be sure to check out Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else for an INCREDIBLE musical tribute --

The Music Of Merv, Part 1

More Merv--Coconuts, Screamin' Meemies, and more!

Much More Merv!

Yet more Merv....

Merry Mervmas!

Mervelous!

'S Mervelous! Part 2

3 comments:

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Wonderful clip! They're doing it faster than on the recorded version. Merv redid this for Carlton in 1961 in sort of a cha-cha version.

He really made this song his own (as much as grew to hate the association!).

Lee

Lee Hartsfeld said...

And thanks for the link!

And a late Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day!


Lee

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