Singer of “Errol Flynn” Shuffles Off His Mortal Coil

29 Aug

“He truly was an encyclopedia of knowledge about the wild and woolly world we both loved. He mentioned a song — “Errol Flynn,” by Amanda McBroom — and I admitted I hadn’t heard it. He said, “Do you mind if I play it?” He sat at his trusty old Wurlitzer, and tore my heart out. At one point he leaned back at me mid-song and made eye contact. It was a strategic move, because he knew the line that was coming would get me. The topper was that he had a tear streaming down his face. By the end of the song, so did I.”…

“He had roles in a handful of films, including the Sam Peckinpah-directed Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and Convoy. He also appeared in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, and his most recent on-screen role was in the 2012 film Jayne Mansfield’s Car, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.”

“His songs have been recorded by Charlie Rich, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, the Rolling Stones, Arthur Alexander, Lulu, Robert Plant, the Box Tops, and Sheryl Crow, among many others.”…

— Tim


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  1. David DeWitt

    August 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t know how I got all the way through both versions with tears in my eyes but somehow I did …

  2. shangheinz

    August 30, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Here is another fine rendition:…