Friday, October 23, 2009
Can many of us remember back when we where young and watching Star search? Ed McMahon hosted many acts that are still going strong today. When I was young I watched along with my family even though I groused because it was seriously cutting into my cartoon time...yes this was the 80's and this was the American Idol of our day. Many very famous people came from Star Search including Rosie O'Donnell, Britney spears, Sharon Stone, Dave Chappell, and one singer in particular that we had the opportunity to meet...Sam Harris.
Sam Harris was the very FIRST winner of Star Search back in 1983. Who could have guessed then in the days when there were NO gay role models that the man I was looking at then was gay? He was rather young though so who knows if he even knew about himself? Check it out for yourself and forgive the hair...it was the 80's and you know you looked that way too...except for you nooblets who weren't born yet...:P
We got to meet Sam at the Family Equality Council Awards dinner where he entertained the crowd and made all of us a little weepy...especially jay...big softy that he is.
Here is the video he shot at the Family Equality Council dinner that has a different take on us and Wanda Sykes:
Please Check out Sam's new album "Free" which you can pick up on our GFV reviews page here.
Thank you Sam for honoring our Family in your video and on your site...it was truly a pleasure to meet you and hear your gift to the world.
P.S....give your new little one a kiss from us..