That Golden-Voiced Crooner…Lurch??

27 Jan

Lurch in Addams Family episode posing for his album cover

I have to tell you, I love YouTube. My usual searches for documentaries on early television (upon which I embark when I’m trying to avoid work) sometimes lead me down a blind alley to a number of strange but wonderful places. This is definitely one of those.

The TV series THE ADDAMS FAMILY spawned the usual tie-in products during its two-year (1964-66) network television run. And a few things decidedly less….uh, usual.

Fans may remember an Addams Family episode in which Lurch (Ted Cassidy) becomes an instant pop sensation. Who’d have thought life would imitate art? Cassidy–as Lurch–provides his distinctive bass growl for a mid-60s single in this YouTube gem….

Too bad American Idol didn’t exist then–he’s a natural.

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