Unknown Stuntman

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"Unknown Stuntman" is a single sung by Lee Majors, released in 1984, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and Dave Somerville, and with a 2-minute and 38 second running time.[citation needed] A shorter version (1:47 and with slightly different instrumentation) was used as the theme song for the television series The Fall Guy,[citation needed] in which Majors starred as the title character, a stunt double who worked as a bounty hunter when not filming stunts.[citation needed]

Larson, the creator of The Fall Guy, had a musical background as a member of and songwriter for the 1960s folk group The Four Preps;[citation needed] Somerville was also a member of the same group (albeit not at the same time).[citation needed]

The lyrics make several references to major film stars of the day, such as Farrah Fawcett (Majors' then estranged wife), Bo Derek, Sally Field, Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Ladd, Cheryl Tiegs, Raquel Welch, Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, and Burt Reynolds.[citation needed]

The song is the closing theme to The Craig Ferguson Radio Show. It has been covered multiple times[1] and in a karaoke version,[2] as well as being the title of an EP by musical artists Black & Kent with other song titles paying homage to Lee Majors.[3]

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  1. ^ "The Unknown Stuntman by Lee Majors - Samples, Covers and Remixes". Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "The Unknown Stuntman (In the Style of Lee Majors) [The Fall Guy] [Karaoke Version]". Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lee Majors: Unknown Stuntman". Retrieved July 15, 2021.