Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Jack and Glen
It's Jack Nicholson's birthday today. Glen Campbell's, too. Do you know which one is older?
Glen had his first sort-of hit in 1965, when "Universal Soldier" went to Number 45, but his first real hit was in late 1967 with "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." Jack had his first sort-of starring role with The Raven in 1963, but he didn't become a star until 1969's Easy Rider.
In 1975, Jack won the Oscar for Cuckoo's Nest, while Glen had a Number One hit with "Rhinestone Cowboy." Near as I can figure, though, they've never worked together.
Did you figure it out? Glen Campbell is 73, and Jack Nicholson is 72. Happy birthday, boys.