Friday, May 27, 2005

THURL RAVENSCROFT

Thurl Ravenscroft possessed one of the greatest names in music history, did he not? Although many may not know that name, they certainly know his voice, a bass rumble so deep it could probably rattle windows. He lived a long, rich life, passing away recently at age 91, which makes one pause to wonder: WHO will now be the voice of Tony The Tiger? Yep, 'twas Thurl who originated the voice of the Kellog's Corn Flakes mascot back in 1952. In 1966, he sang "You're A Mean One, Mr Grinch" for the classic animated special "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." But my favorite performance of his has to be the song he recorded in 1969 for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion ride:

"Grim Grinning Ghosts"

All together now: It's grrrrrr-reat!

1 comment:

Ben Cotsteelin said...

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