Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "King Tut"
White suits, banjos and arrows-through-heads; rarely have comedy acts been more absurd, or more popular, than Steve Martin's. The wild and crazy guy's first two albums both went platinum, and his Top 20 single “King Tut” was certified Gold on this day in 1978. Performed with the “Toot Uncommons” (comprised of members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), the song pokes fun at the epic Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit then touring museums across the country (Martin's performance of the single on Saturday Night Live was also epic, ranking among the TV show's most expensive productions). Let us salute the man who was born in Arizona and moved to Babylonia - “King Tut” is our Song of the Day.