Edmund Dantes Urick was born in Massachusetts on this day in 1927. We know him as Ed Ames.
For many of us "baby boomers", Ed Ames was "Mingo' or Daniel Boone's sidekick in the very popular TV series.
Who knew that this guy could sing like this? I didn't know! I learned later that Ames had performed professionally with his brothers over the years.
In the spring of 1967, Ed Ames shook up the charts with "My cup runneth over", one of the most remarkable performances by a male vocalist ever!
It was popular enough to compete with the heavyweights in the charts: The Beatles' "Penny Lane", The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" and The Turtles' "Happy together"!
It was a great song: