However, the most memorable has to be Marine Private First Class Gomer Pyle's (Jim Nabors) stunner in 1967, for, here, this bumbling boob, totally mesmerized his TV audience. This performance is worth a click. Otherwise, I should note that Simon Gilbert was the musical voice for Peter O'Toole in that first film.
- Billboard in 1966 had Jack Jones' The Impossible Dream as the #1 hit on July 23, here introduced on the Andy Williams Show.
- In 1976 the pennant-winning season of the Boston Red Sox was referred to as The Impossible Dream. Jim Lornborg pitched the clinching game, someone I actually knew, for I acted as scorer for the Stanford University baseball team when he was a star pitcher there.
- I also remember being responsible for second base. No, not the position, the base, during practices. I was such a good luck charm that I was voted to get one of those "white-sleeved" Stanford jackets only lettermen get.
- Andy Williams' version was used by friends Robert and Ted Kennedy in their campaigns. Then in 2005, Williams' soundtrack was utilized in a Honda commercial that was named the TV advertisement of the year in the UK.