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Rosey Grier is a very good example of a sports star that 'crossed-over' to soul music. The Pizza Pie Man was an American Football legend. England fans will also have a soft-spot for Bobby Moore and the Rhythm Aces. But I almost choked on my cornflakes this morning when I read that Scotland's under 18 golf team had won the home internationals and that a star player of the tournament was a kid from the north of scotland called Lew Kirton. Any other sporting soul stars you can think of?

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Eddie Whitehead was a basket ball player :D

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Theres loads of boxers,J Wilson,R Hamleton,C Clay...............too many :D

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Nathan Jones plays professionally:-

American Football

Aussie Rules Football

And Good old real English football.

Oh yeah, and "He's been gone too long" :D

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Although he did 'a couple of bits', I wouldn't call Johnny Mathis a soul star. In his younger years though he was a basket ball player, high jumper & runner.

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Gil Scott-Herons dad used to play for one of the big Scottish clubs - Celtic I think....

Yes it was Celtic he was signed from the Chicago Maroons and he played in the same Celtic side as Jock Stein in the early '50s.

Surely that Bristol player Junior Agogo sang one of Butch's cover-ups

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Gilbert Heron played for the Canadian Air Force, moved to the Detroit Wolverines, Chicago Sting, Detroit Corinthians then signed for the Celts in 1951. He played one league game and four Scottish League Cup games. He was released in 1952 and spent time at Third Lanark and Kidderminster Harriers. In the interests of balance I suppose I'd better add that Gil Scott Heron is a Rangers supporter. :D

Ali

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Gil Scott-Herons dad used to play for one of the big Scottish clubs - Celtic I think....

And I think I remember the article in Echoes that burst that story, however forget the journalists name, obviously one of those fly by night here for a day soul fans :D:(:lol:

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Carl Weathers - 'You Ought To Be With Me' played Apollo Creed in Rocky and beat up Sly Stallone

Pat

That makes him a actor.............. :D

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Guest in town Mikey

Charles Mann was part of the greatest Washington Redskins team in my lifetime, and recently Dallas Cowboys traded Larry Allen to the 49ers.

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Lee Maye was a baseball player, and only recorded in the period between baseball seasons. i think his version of Have Love Will Travel (also issued as 'The Off-beats') has had a few Northern spins...?

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Melving Elling (of 'Lonely Eyes' fame) was a basketball player I think (label was his own I believe and called 'Stretch'

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Lee Maye was a baseball player, and only recorded in the period between baseball seasons. i think his version of Have Love Will Travel (also issued as 'The Off-beats') has had a few Northern spins...?

Total Disaster, is a brilliant record by him on Pic 3 or some number like that, hard record to find too :P

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Melving Elling (of 'Lonely Eyes' fame) was a basketball player I think (label was his own I believe and called 'Stretch'

Not sure if Melvin Elling was a sports star but Willie "Stretch" McCovey owned the label.He was a famous baseball player.

Tomo

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Lee Maye was a baseball player, and only recorded in the period between baseball seasons. i think his version of Have Love Will Travel (also issued as 'The Off-beats') has had a few Northern spins...?

Actually he was a recording artist (as Arthur Lee Maye) before he took up baseball professionally, but you're right about what happened after that...

TONE :P

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Not sure if Melvin Elling was a sports star but Willie "Stretch" McCovey owned the label.He was a famous baseball player.

Tomo

Ahhh .. cheers for that - think I heard somewhere that Elling was too, but given that info maybe I'm wrong.

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