Last night I was at a bar which is known for jam sessions. Some kid, (late teens), got up and started playing several songs including Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts Theme". It reminded me of this event from the past where Johnny Carson called on an audience member to play on national network TV.
The setup: On December 19, 1985, David Tolley was just another guy in the Tonight Show studio audience when Johnny Carson said, "Horatio Gutierrez (a classical pianist) couldn't come tonight because he accidentally shut his hand in a car door and didn't want to chance playing the Tonight Show. Can anybody here play the piano?"
David volunteered; he played "Memory" (from the Cats musical). The next day, David got tons of phone calls - everything from playing on cruise ships to acting in movies.
It appears he's still into music. LINK
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