Artist: Christopher Atkins
LP: 7" single
Song: "How Can I Live Without Her"
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Here's the other single I found at Spin Cycle last Saturday night in the five minutes before they closed. I would actually encourage you NOT to listen to this one. I've posted the divShare link only for consistency. This terrible song (from what I'm sure must be a terrible movie) somehow clawed its way to #71 on the Billboard singles charts back in 1982. Still, I couldn't keep myself from buying it since Christopher Atkins earned such a warm and special place in my...let's say "heart"...when I was a geeky 11-year-old staying up late to watch THE BLUE LAGOON on HBO while my parents were out at a square dance. Atkins' underwater swimming scenes in particular made a lasting impression on me, and I remember fantasizing about disposing of Brooke Shields, then settling into my new thatch home on an uncharted island with this sexy and tender blond hunk of a man. You can read about the life and career of Christopher Atkins on Wikipedia here.
[ Christopher Atkins: with Kristy McNichol in "The Pirate Movie" ]
[ Christopher Atkins: in over his head in "The Blue Lagoon" ]
[ Christopher Atkins: waiting for 11-yr-old me to return from a long day of fishing ]