QUESTION: The Muppet Show originally broadcast from 1976 through 1981 in syndication. Which actor was the special guest star in its last episode?
A) Leo Sayer
B) Roger Moore
C) Steve Martin
D) Linda Ronstadt
One of the favorite topics the American Treasure Tour blog consistently returns to is the wall of records in the Music Room. We love discussing the men and women who have recorded their songs in the hope either of becoming the next big musician or confirming their spot on the charts. Over the years, we have featured performers in numerous genres. Today, we are going to talk a little bit about one of the most accomplished singers of the '70's who is actually still performing to this day. His name is Leo Sayer. Born in England in 1948, Sayer started work as a hall porter in a hotel, where he got caught in a serious fire. Upon his recovery, he focused on music. His manager was former pop singer turned manager Adam Faith, who led him to great success in the 1970's. Hands down, Sayers' most famous album is 1976's multi-platinum selling Endless Flight, which includes two of his biggest hits of the disco era: "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" and "When I Need You." He was so popular that he made an appearance on The Muppet Show!
Despite a success stretching decades, Sayer's career has had its challenges. He sued both his manager, Adam Faith, and his label, Chrysalis, for mishandling his affairs. In the late-90's, he was compelled to tour in the effort to restore his finances. Fortunately, his fans came out in huge numbers. Concert and album sales put him back on secure ground. A citizen of Australia now, Sayer continues to perform and record new music.
ANSWER: B) Roger Moore, best known as James Bond during the '70's and much of the '80's