Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Morning Vault: Cliff DeYoung--My Sweet Lady (1974)

    Cliff DeYoung began his career as a musician with the group Clear Light, who opened for several of the major stars of the day, but who's own light would be out by 1968. DeYoung then tried out and won a part on the Broadway version of "Hair" then later the Tony award winning, "Sticks and Bones"
     After four years on the east coast, he went back to the west side to star in the movie "Sunshine". The movie was a real tear-jerker as it told the story of a mother who discovers she has cancer and recorded her last days for her family. The music in the show was written by John Denver (who had recorded it on his 1971 album, "Poems, Prayers, and Promises") but the single was the recording that DeYoung sang in the movie. Denver was to release his own single version in 1977.
     Cliff continues to act, having been in almost 100 movies and tv shows. The clip below has part of the audio from the movie with Christina Raines and Cliff DeYoung.


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