Johnny Carson Plucked A Random Man From The Crowd One Night And Changed His Entire Life As A Result

On December 19, 1985, David Tolley was just another guy in the Tonight Show studio audience when Johnny Carson said, “Horatio Gutierrez (a classical pianist) couldn’t come tonight because he accidentally shut his hand in a car door and didn’t want to chance playing the Tonight Show. Can anybody here play the piano?”

David volunteered; he played “Memory” (from the Cats musical). The next day, David got tons of phone calls – everything from playing on cruise ships to acting in movies.

You just never know what life is going to bring your way.


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