Groundhog Day was originally set to have a Curtis Stigers song over its end credits – until, well, this.
Over the weekend came this year’s Groundhog Day, a chance to cycle out any features movie sites have written about the film of the same name each year. Naturally, I forgot.
Yet I can but spare a thought for musician Curtis Stigers. He posted over the weekend about an opportunity presented to him in advance of the now-classic film’s release. And one that he, ultimately, passed up.
The film of course was directed by the late Harold Ramis, and stars Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. But in the build up to its release, there wasn’t much sense of how well the movie would turn out. Not for nothing was the film regarded a surprise hit.
A surprise, and not a pleasant one, to Stigers as well. As you can see from his Tweet…
Every Groundhog Day I’m reminded that in 1992 I was asked to sing the end credits song for the movie Groundhog Day but my my record company’s (legendary) president told me Bill Murray was a washed up has-been who would never have another hit movie & he didn’t allow me to sing it. https://t.co/frJq9P7TDn
— Curtis Stigers (@curtisstigers) February 3, 2020
In the end, the film’s most notable song inclusion was Sonny and Cher’s rendition of I Got You Babe. Stigers’ name and work would remain absent from the film.
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