4/24/09

Important Things to Know #2

I knew History: America's Greatest Hits (1975) was a big success in the United States. What I did not know was that Phil Hartman illustrated the cover!

And, yes, it is the same Phil Hartman that we all knew and loved from Saturday Night Live. Hartman actually illustrated over 40 album covers and came up with the logo for Crosby, Stills & Nash.

9 comments:

  1. Wow! I didn't know that! That bumps America up a notch on the cool-o-meter!

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  2. i got that record, i love it! (thanks rapidshare)

    and Phil Hartman was great, i love his way to talk like a old 40`s police movies...

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  3. I didn't know that, either. Very cool.

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  4. Yeah I knew he did CSN, but was unaware of America.

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  5. I've been familiar with this cover since I was little. To find it was drawn by Phil Hartman was a bit strange.

    It's sort of like when I found out Chuck Barris wrote "Palisades Park" or when I found out Alan Thicke sang the Diff'rent Strokes theme song.

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  6. I didn't know Alan Thicke sang the Diff'rent Strokes theme song, but I did know he wrote the theme for The Facts Of Life.

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  7. My bad. The Diff'rent Strokes theme song was written by Alan Thicke (and Al Burton and Gloria Loring).

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  8. I'm just learning all kinds of new stuff. My brain's about to explode..

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  9. I remember seeing Phil on some talk show once telling about the CSN logo and I thought he wss kidding at first!

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