Flashback: Merv Griffin Used to Have Some Weird Musical Guests

Some were actually okay. I remember seeing the Boomtown Rats perform “I Don’t Like Mondays” on the show.

But then Merv would have guys like Thor on the show. From what I can tell, this is the same Canadian guy who later had a rock radio hit with “Keep the Dogs Away” in 1977. Here he is singing of a cover of a song by The Sweet;

Thanks to Danny–I think–for the flashback.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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