Music Routes Blog

Sherman Hemsley

27 February 2010

The prog music blogosphere (such as it is) recently went atwitter over a year-old article reporting that Sherman Hemsley, star of The Jeffersons, is also a keyboardist who is a big fan of Daevid Allen and Gong.  The actor who portrayed George Jefferson apparently has had a special fondness for Gong's Flying Teapot album.

I was struck by the aside that Hemsley also wrote a rock opera with Jon Anderson of Yes.

Alas, the "funk-rock opera" has never been produced or recorded.

Which means that we cannot put Sherman Hemsley into the Music Routes database easily.

Here's Daevid Allen to Jon Anderson in four steps via Stewart Copeland and Tony Levin.

I suspect that route can be made shorter...