ELEVEN ERIC MERCURY FUN FACTS
• He was Donny Hathaway’s last producer. You may have seen him on the documentary television show Unsung about Donny.
• He co-wrote a song with Stevie Wonder, “You Are My Heaven.”
• He was the singer on the old “If I Could Be Like Mike” Gatorade commercials- Google both the original and the Mike comeback one.
• Salvador Dalí was a fan and used to come see him often and one time brought Pablo Picasso.
• A copy of his single “Lonely Girl” by Eric Mercury & the Soul Searchers is worth almost six thousand dollars in England.
• He was a favorite of Bill Graham so you can find some very cool Fillmore East posters from the 70’s with his name on the bill.
• He was once managed by Robert Stigwood who later went on to have RSO Records that had that little hit record “Saturday Night Fever.”
• As “Merc & Monk,” along with his partner T.S. Monk Jr. he was the first artist ever signed to Capitol’s Manhattan Records imprint