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Old 03-24-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default THE HAPPY DAYS THEME SONG, who was the deep bass singer who is saying ooh happy day!

Hey HD fans i just have one question to asked you, i no that original recording of "Happy Days" was done by Pratt & McClain with Brother Love, in the openning credit, but does anybody no who is that doing the deep bass vocal of the theme song ooh happy days, it sound like boozer from the tv series sh na na or it could have been a member from one of those dooo woop band members
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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Truett Pratt and Jerry McClain were the artists who recorded it (it went to the
No. 5 position on the Billboard Top 40 chart in April 1976). But I don't know
which one was the bass singer.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:14 PM   #3
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Hey HD fans i just have one question to asked you, i no that original recording of "Happy Days" was done by Pratt & McClain with Brother Love, in the openning credit, but does anybody no who is that doing the deep bass vocal of the theme song ooh happy days, it sound like boozer from the tv series sh na na or it could have been a member from one of those dooo woop band members
dont know who sang the bass for Pratt & McClain, but it was Jon “Bowzer” Bauman that sang bass for Sha Na Na
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:07 PM   #4
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I know Potsie is seen whenever the part "Goodbye gray skies hello blue" is on. But I wonder if Potsie actually sang that and if not who did?
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:32 AM   #5
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It definitely wasn't Anson Williams. It was either Truett Pratt or Jerry McClain.
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:14 PM   #6
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I was told once that it was John bauman from sha na na (Bowzer)
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:06 AM   #7
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That bass singer is my grandfather Gerald Garrett. He died several years ago. He actually sung with a group called The Platters. He sung with a variety of other singers.
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That bass singer is my grandfather Gerald Garrett. He died several years ago. He actually sung with a group called The Platters. He sung with a variety of other singers.
wow! - thanks for answering this question for us

you don't have any stories about your grandfather you could share with us do you?

...or any other tidbits about the groups he sang with?
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:55 AM   #9
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wow! - thanks for answering this question for us

you don't have any stories about your grandfather you could share with us do you?

...or any other tidbits about the groups he sang with?

http://maplegrovecemetery.org/roster.html Check out this site. This is where he was buried...I don't have a lot of time tonight.....but I will be sure to return and add more.
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http://maplegrovecemetery.org/roster.html Check out this site. This is where he was buried...I don't have a lot of time tonight.....but I will be sure to return and add more.
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here are a couple pictures of my grandpa
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Hi Gerald, tonight I entered a space of nostalgia. I am from Australia and met your grandfather in South Lake Tahoe. I have some great history of him and me and friends. I taught him to snow ski in Thredbo Australia in the seventies. We became the greatest of friends. He scared the **** out of me driving in his orange mustang in Los Angeles. I have some great history of a great mateship which I can relate about one of the greatest men I have met in my life, and I am anything but a recluse. gerald, his passing back in Wichita was a very sad day for me and one day I would love to visit the cemetery. Please reply and I can give you some wonderful history about a kind, gentle, talented and beautiful non racial man. I look forward to hearing from you
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here are a couple pictures of my grandpa
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My dad was best friends with Frank Garrett in Kansas City, his younger brother Emerson the park in Wichita is named after him was best friends with Dear Dad. And, I went to Hi Sch in LA with Gerry Jr. That's 3 generations of your family and mine. We party in Perris, LA, San Diego & Salton Sea. Dear Dad was one of the best master craftmen I ever known. I'd like to get in touch with Gerry Jr.
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I'm sure I'm the only who thought this. Guess be surprised if anyone else did...anyway

When they show the closing credits i always thought it was Fonzie singing the Happy Days theme during the closing credits. To me it sounded like Henry Winkler. I was only an innocent child during the early yrs of the run
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It sure is an awesome theme song. Thanks for the information about about the deep bass singer. The song would for sure not be the same without it.
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