[JPL] athletes to musician story

koconnor at mpls.k12.mn.us koconnor at mpls.k12.mn.us
Sat Dec 18 00:08:55 EST 2004


Of course who could ever forget the song stylings  of football great 
and sensitive seventies icon, Rosie Grier?  See "Free to be You and Me!"
I think he might have done other stuff as well.

Yours in camp....
ko

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Rini <mrini at pacbell.net>
Date: Friday, December 17, 2004 10:52 am
Subject: RE: [JPL] athletes to musician story

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> Don't know how well these will relate to your story, but pro 
> surfers Jack Johnson and Kelly Slater have both released CD's. 
> Johnson had quite a bit of success with his and opened for a 
> recent Ben Harper tour. Former Dodger, Cardinal and Indians 
> pitcher  Scott Radinsky has been in two pretty popular punk bands 
> Ten Foot Pole and Pulley. A few NBA players have released some 
> very mediocre rap CDs. Allen Iverson and Shaq off the top of my head.
> 
> Rapper Master P, who also runs No Limt Records, played with the 
> Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets for about 3 seconds each. 
> Smooth Jazz bassist, Waymon Tisdale, also had a a career in the NBA.
> 
> Mark
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> 
> >I will be writing a story in February for a Denver publication on pro
> >athletes that were also pro musicians either before, during or 
> after their
> >careers. I'll most likely mention a few athletes that became 
> entertainers>in
> >other fields like Jim Brown and Chuck Connors, but the main focus 
> will be
> >music and sports.
> >
> >I'd like to hear from forum members with any suggestions, some of 
> those>I'll
> >feature, good and bad, Paul Robeson, Arthur Lee Maye, "Suga" Ray 
> Robinson,>Muhammad Ali (as Cassius Clay), Shaquille O'Neal, Joe 
> Frazier and others.
> >I'm not covering amateur sports or athletes like Jackie Wilson, 
> just pro
> >athletes and professional musicians, despite their success in either
> >fields.
> >
> >
> >In advance, thanks mucho.
> >
> >Arturo Gómez
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