Dick Allen and the Ebonistics


Former Phillie ballplayer Dick Allen was more than just a disgruntled slugger. He was also quite a decent singer. Here he is heard singing his song “Echoes of November” with his group the Ebonistics. According to wikipedia, he once sang at halftime of a Sixers game while a member of the Phillies and got quite an ovation:
“Here came Rich Allen. Flowered shirt. Tie six-inches wide. Hiphugger bell-bottomed pants. A microphone in his hands. Rich Allen the most booed man in Philadelphia from April to October, when Eagles coach Joe Kuharich takes over, walked out in front of 9,557 people at the Spectrum last night to sing with his group, The Ebonistics, and a most predictable thing happened. He was booed. Two songs later though, a most unpredictable thing happened. They cheered Rich Allen. They cheered him as warmly as they have ever cheered him for a game winning home run.”