Y Loves The ’80’s Flashback
No, it's not a Y Loves The '80's Weekend. This weekend it's all about Prince. But here's a Bonus '80's Flashback for you!
Usually, birthdays aren't that big a deal. Except for today. Today, Lee Majors is 78. That's not like a milestone birthday, like turning 75 or 80, but still it's pretty cool. Majors has been playing Bruce Campbell's dad on Starz' Ash Vs. Evil Dead. He's made a bunch of guest appearances since his last series wrapped all the way back in 1992. That was when he had recurring roles on Tour of Duty and The Raven.
He was really a '70's icon that did pretty well in the '80's. He was Col. Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man. When that show was on, I sent off for membership in the fan club. He was a former astronaut turned spy! He was America's Roger Moore! After five seasons the show wrapped up and he moved on.
His next TV series was The Fall Guy. Colt Seavers was another action hero. Stunt man by day, bail bondsman-slash-bounty hunter in his free time. He even sang the theme song for the show!
Okay, it wasn't pretty. He was Steve Austin, not Steve Perry.
But he did appear on a show kinda like Dick Clark's American Bandstand. It was a prime time music show called Solid Gold. They were famous for their Solid Gold Dancers. He sang the theme song there, too. The song didn't even "chart"! Not like Joey Scarbury's Theme From The Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not), #2; Larry Carlton's instrumental Theme From Hill Street Blues, #10 - both in 1980. In 1985, Jan Hammer was #1 with the Miami Vice Theme!
Maybe one day there will enough nostalgia for The Fall Guy and it will either stream online or the complete series will be collected on DVD. Or somebody will reboot or remake it, and create the nostalgia for it.