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10/6/2010
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Richard Harris and Cake

On Sunday, there was a tribute screening of The Field for actor Richard Harris in Santa Monica as part of the Irish Film Festival. After the screening, Harris’s three sons took questions from the crowd.

In the course of q-ing and a-ing, I learned a very interesting fact about Richard Harris. He recorded an album in the late sixties, and his seven minute version of MacArthur Park made it onto the charts.

Because I am fascinated by macho famous actors recording sappy music, I took to the web to learn more about this. I only knew the Donna Summer disco version. What insights would Richard Harris have about his cake left out in the rain? If anyone could find the recipe again, it would be Richard Harris.

Naturally this led me to youtube. . . .




And here is the song in its entirety:




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