Ongoing History Daily: Anthony Kiedis’ Stallone movie

True or false: one of the Red Hot Chili Peppers once appeared in a Sylvester Stallone movie. True.

When Anthony Kiedis was 11, he moved from Michigan to Hollywood to be with his father. He was a small-time actor who went by the name Blackie Dammett. Blackie didn’t get a lot of big parts—but he was good enough to make a decent living getting tiny roles in TV shows like Starsky & Hutch and Night Court.

When he was about 16—this would be 1978—Anthony (through his dad’s connections) got a part playing Sylvester Stallone’s son in the movie F.I.S.T. If you ever rent the film, look for the name “Cole Dammett” in the credits. That’s Anthony.

By the way, Blackie died last month after a long fight with dementia. He was 81.

Friday’s post was on records that came in strange sizes.

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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