Tuesday, July 3, 2007

This Boots Was Made for Honkin'

Saxophone legend Boots Randolph, best known for the instrumental hit "Yakety Sax," has died in Nashville at the age of 80. "Yakety Sax" went to Number 35 in the spring of 1963, but later became best known as the theme to The Benny Hill Show, and was played incessantly as Benny Hill slapped that little old bald guy on his bald head.

According to his AP obituary, Homer Louis Randolph didn't really know how he acquired the nickname "Boots." Neither do I.

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