Both "Live" and "You're a Very Lovely Woman by The Merry-Go-Round received a ton of airplay on AM hit radio in L.A. Both songs were classics.
Sadly, they never got programmed on the KRTH oldies station rotation, and so mostly faded from memory.
I don't know how it came up, but about 20 years ago a co-worker told me that he was a boy he knew Rhodes, just around the time The Merry-Go-Round hit big. Rhodes' mother was his baby sitter, and when The Merry-Go-Round were on the Lloyd Thaxton show--a local version of American Bandstand hosted by an L.A. DJ, Rhodes got a bunch of Thaxton show t-shirts and gave them to all the neighborhood kids.
I met a guy who knew Emitt, and played music with him. He said that he could be briefly seen in a documentary about him that made the rounds locally a couple years back.
He had the talent and the looks. He should have been a huge star, but he had some problems. He never moved out of his parent's neighborhood.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2020-08-01 16:50 by loog droog.