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Al Green Fan

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:10 pm
by alister prince

Re: Al Green Fan

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:24 pm
by NormanD
Is he the bastard son of You Know Who?

He's got that thousand-mile "You better believe me now" stare.

Re: Al Green Fan

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:52 pm
by john poole
He did the "hand shots" for Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee in "Great Balls of Fire"; he was interviewed here - ... joe-namath

O.K., so let’s get the Jerry Lee thing out of the way. The album is called Killer Instinct and it opens with “Like Jerry Lee.” You sing: “Everybody always figured he was my old man/I don’t know if he is or he isn’t/I could have found out once but I didn’t/I figured either way it’d be more than I could stand.” You look like him. You play like him. What’s the story?

It pretty much says it right there in that song. There was a DNA deal done, and I didn’t want to find out.

Were there circumstances that made you suspicious that he was your father?

Jerry has referred to me as his son several times. I don’t care still to this day, but he’s said some things to me over the years that let me know where things were at. I was adopted by two wonderful Baptist missionaries—I tried to change that but anyway…

Re: Al Green Fan

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:11 pm
by NormanD
Thanks, John. I was honestly making a throwaway comment, and didn't know any of that.

I was thinking of that other self-created group, "The Sons of Lee Marvin", which includes such characters as Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits.