Jimmy Hart On Origins Of The Megaphone, Bobby Heenan's Personality & More

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WWE Hall Of Famer "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart recently spoke with Andy Malnoske of WrestlingInc.com for an interview about his hit-song from the 1960s, the origins of his trademark megaphone and talk about the late, great WWE Hall Of Famer Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On having a one-hit-wonder with his band The Gentrys' single "Keep On Dancing" in the 1960s: "Well, we had one-hit wonder, we had a million-seller back in [1964 or 1965] called, 'Keep On Dancing'. We toured with The Beach Boys, Dick Clark. We had a good little run back then. And, of course, when I was in the WWE/WWF, I wrote 'Sexy Boy' for Shawn Michaels, me and my partner, The Road Warriors' theme, Hulk [Hogan]'s 'American Made', The Honky Tonk Man's Greatest Hits, The American Dream, 'Money, Money, Money' by, of course, Ted DiBiase. But a few things. I'm namedropping now, aren't I?"

On Vince McMahon handing him the megaphone gimmick when he came to WWE: "Well, one day, I was in Poughkeepsie, New York and Vince McMahon came in. He said, 'Jimmy, I want you to start carrying this to the ring,' so I started carrying it ever since. I'm lucky he didn't bring me a piano, huh?"

On Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's personality: "Bobby was awesome. When I went to a dressing room back in the day, you'd have Andre The Giant playing cards with Arnold Skaaland, Honky Tonk Man tuning the guitar, The Nasty Boys going over their matches, Nikolai Volkoff rehearsing the Russian national anthem, and then, there was Bobby Heenan telling jokes and keeping everybody laughing all the time. He's really missed. He was probably the greatest of all time."

Check out the complete Jimmy Hart interview above.





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