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YouTube Finds: She Had…Lance Russell’s Nose


"I tell ya, I get no respect, no respect."

As most rasslin’ fans know, the Gentrys formed in Memphis in 1963 as a seven-man band, including one skinny kid who would go on to become the Mouth of the South: the city’s own Jimmy Hart. While the Gentrys’ debut album, “Keep On Dancing,” barely made the Top 100, the title cut climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard charts. The group originally featured Larry Raspberry as their lead singer, with early keyboardist Rick Allen later joining The Box Tops. Riding their small wave of fame, the Gentrys opened for such bands as the Beach Boys, The Shangri-Las and Sonny and Cher. (I’m unable to confirm if Sonny inspired Hart to grow a mustache.). The Gentrys disbanded in 1966; however, Hart reformed the band in 1969. With Hart now on lead vocals, the Gentrys recorded an album for the legendary Memphis-based Sun label, which also released early recordings of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. The Sun album, a turn-of-the-decade, hard-rock record, generated another three Top-100 hits. (For more on Hart’s transformation to pop star to rasslin’ baddie, click here.)

Hart’s greatest lyrical work, however, may be the following song, which was immortalized in a 1983 music video that aired on Memphis TV-decidedly classier than promotional specials featuring heartthrobs The Fabulous Ones and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express. A touching tribute to a woman Hart once loved who was perfect, except for one flaw…(well, three, if you include Librace’s smile and Herschel Walker’s thighs).

  1. April 21st, 2010 at 13:12 | #1

    The funniest part to me was how they had a still of Lance’s face going out to commercial break.

  2. David
    April 21st, 2010 at 20:00 | #2

    A little trivia: On his album released in Japan, Terry Funk did this song with the lyrics changed to “Barbra (yes, spelled that way) Streisan’s Nose”!

    the only thing I’m wondering is: what’s up with Lance’s headphones?

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