Who Are You Then?

Who is Sonny King? Sidekick of Jimmy Durante, flatmate of Dean Martin, writer of Rat Pack gags and star of this piece of Mondo Bizarro Video – that’s who.

Sonny King “I Cried For You”

An extraordinary amount of my mate’s dads still had this Sonny ‘sports-casual’ look going well into the seventies.


12 Responses to “Who Are You Then?”

  1. That is awesome. I love it. It’s hilarious. There were plenty of dudes in my family dressed like Sonny. Some pretty hot chicks in this video. I’ve never seen this one before. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Cocktails Says:

    No, I wouldn’t bother with subtlety either if I was as classy as Mr King…

  3. Planet Mondo Says:

    It’s great isn’t it – he sings like an angel and gurns like a champ – made when men were men and lady pants were larger then life.

  4. Ad (L E B) Says:

    Outrageous syrup!

  5. hmmm, i see why ‘ol Sonny was writing for the rat pack rather than IN the rat pack… When the singing started i thought it was the woman standing over his shoulder!! Some good face actions tho, so not all bad!


  6. Planet Mondo Says:

    A Syrup – I’d never twigged.
    I’ve got a soft spot for the stealhy footwork at 1:38ish and theatrical winks too

  7. I decided to post it over at my blog. I definitely give you credit though. I’m still watching it. This is a gem. I love YouTube.

  8. Devil Dick Says:

    screw bob dylan, that’s the greatest video evah!

  9. Planet Mondo Says:

    It’s a cracker, I don’t how it ever slipped through MTV’s net – actually if anyone has got an mp3 of this track I’d love a copy..

  10. Hehehehe….. Haven’t stopped giggling!
    Marvellous find PM.

  11. Quality stuff.

  12. Planet Mondo Says:

    Thanks Lil and Col – actually Col, I could imagine the Sonny Tune stripped out and a Magic Ship track overdubbed could work a treat

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