Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…


Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…

How “Gonna Fly Now” Made It Into “Rocky”

Rocky’s theme, Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti, Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins is arguably one of the greatest movie songs of all-time.  Over 40 years later, Gonna Fly Now is still instantly recognizable by folks of all ages, is used at sporting events of all kinds and remains a popular (and inspirational) workout song.

Surprisingly, another song was set to be Rocky’s Theme!  (One of the lyrics: “He has a Sunday punch that will knock you in to Monday!”)

Check out the short video below to learn how Gonna Fly Now made into into Rocky and film/music history.

Source: GeekTyrant.com

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…


Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…

Henry Winkler on Sly and “Lords of the Flatbush”

Henry Winkler is the subject of a short interview in the December / January issue of AARP magazine.  Winkler had this to say about Sly…

                                       Don’t Judge a Book …

Underneath everybody’s persona is a dear person.  After Richard Gere left The Lords of Flatbush, I joined and met Sly Stallone.  Talks like a tough guy, but he’s so dry and funny.

 

Reflecting on Rocky: My Time As A Movie Extra by Donna Green-Townsend


These two photos are very rare shots of Sly, his co-stars and crew behind the scenes on the set of Rocky III.  They were taken by Donna Green-Townsend the day she played an extra for the film.  Donna shares her experiences from that day as well as several other equally rare photos in her post Reflecting on Rocky: My Time As A Movie Extra.  Stallone fans are going to love it.

Thanks to SZoner, Rob Hoskins for the tip! – Craig

 

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…


Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week…

1 2 3 4 5 352