Merv Griffin had a hit song 50 years ago with I've Got a Lovely
Bunch of Coconuts. Now the media mogul and former television personality
may climb the charts again with his first CD in years, entitled It's
Like a Dream.
Griffin has made millions as the creator of Jeopardy and Wheel of
Fortune, and spent 23 years fronting his own talk show. But this, his
first foray into the recording studio in at least a quarter of a
century, might have even this well-seasoned ham feeling a little
What else can explain Griffin's impulse to clean up a little graffiti
that appeared on his freshly minted promotional poster?
According to a press release from The Lee Solters Company, Griffin and
Pat Boone, whose record company The Gold Label released Griffin's CD,
arrived at the launch for Griffin's CD at a Tower Records store in West
It says that Griffin and Boone discovered some nefarious persons had
"decided to earmark the newly installed billboards of Griffin, Dido and
Destiny's Child with various markings and social declarations."
Blame was placed squarely on high-spirit attendees at the Weezer event
the night before. "They even gave Griffin a few red teeth," the release
So Griffin and Boone decided to clean it all up, rolling up their
sleeves and scrubbing away.
The story was picked up by such media outlets as AP, UPI and The
San-Antonio Express News.
The PR experts at Lee Solters even managed to get in a plug for Pat
Boone's other business ventures.
"For the clean up, Boone and Griffin had to be careful since they were
both sporting a pair of Boone's new white buck shoes," it read.