Five Things You Never Knew About The Bellamy Brothers
Sure, just about anyone can tell you that the Bellamy Brothers released the classic hit “Let Your Love Flow” back in 1976 when most people thought country music was a dead art. Many can even tell you that Howard Bellamy has a puppy named Euronymous. But, the things that most don’t know about this duo from Pasco County Florida will likely make you sit up and take notice.
1)Even though they claim to be native Floridians, and have birth certificates to prove it, there is an underground population who are heavily convinced that these fellas are secretly Muslims from Kenya.
2)In 1981, these guys had the audacity, rather the courage, to play a show in Texas without a fiddle in the band.
3)In high school, David Bellamy averaged 13.6 points and 10.4 rebounds over the course of two years on the varsity basketball team.
4)It has long been held as a matter of fact by industry executives that the Bellamy Brothers ghostwrote about 80% of Rotting Christ’s “Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers” album.
5)It is said that comedian Bill Bellamy was also in the band at first but left because he feared the direction the band was going was more mainstream and less authentic country.