Monday, May 09, 2011

The Cat's Pajamas

And speaking as we were last week of the 16-year old Stevie Winwood, here's a rather astonishing performance by Stevie and the rest of The Spencer Davis Group from the 1966 Brit haunted house comedy The Ghost Goes Gear.

With the possible exception of seeing Ray Charles sing in his underwear, this is quite the damndest thing I've ever. I should add that that Stevie quit the band shortly after this was filmed; his teddibly understated British comment on the movie as a career move was that it was "a mistake."


The Phantom Creep said...

A piano player in pajamas?

This clip may perhaps have served as the fashion inspiration for Johnny Fingers of the Boomtown Rats.

steve simels said...

Note to self:

Sixties pop stars in their jammies less interesting to readers than expected.

edward said...

Sorry, just speechless;>

Billy B said...

Wow. Stevie was and is great.

Anonymous said...

Hearing that voice come out of a teenager in pajamas is more supernatural than anything else in this movie, I'm sure.

But what a great title: The Ghost Goes Gear. That's awesome.