“Walk-Off Grand Slam” – the Song!

Farquar Song, from Posthumous Album, Released to Celebrate Nelson Cruz’s Game-winning Grand Slam in Game 2 of the 2011 ALCS

Hear the song and see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K71x_IGdQIQ

October 14, 2011

Earlier this year, singer/guitarist Mark “Farquar” Vaccacio finished recording his song, “Walk-Off Grand Slam,” about that rarest of occurrences in major-league baseball. Combining rap and doo-wop, Farquar fantasizes about hitting a walk-off grand slam in the 7th game of the World Series. Then, in the song’s finale, he sings a list of baseball greats, from Babe Ruth to Reggie Jackson, who “never did it.”

The back story is as compelling as the song:

A popular Beatle impersonator who, over the course of his career, had played John Lennon (in “Beatlemania” on Broadway) and George Harrison (in the tribute band “Strawberry Fields”), Farquar achieved national fame in his final months when the New York Times covered his valiant battle with colon cancer and outspoken advocacy for early detection (see NYT clips below).  He succumbed to the disease in June of this year.

A dyed-in-the-wool baseball fan, Farquar recorded “Walk-Off Grand Slam” in one of the last recording sessions for what is now his posthumous album, “Farquar and the Purple Gang.”

Read more about “Farquar and the Purple Album” — like his fan page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Farquar-and-the-Purple-Gang/104119799689430

NY Times articles about Farquar:

Leaked: Original Songs of a Beatle Imitator

Mark Vaccacio, Beatles Tribute Performer, Dies

Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer, Beatle Impersonator Mark “Farquar” Vaccacio Uses Fame to Save Lives

For more information about Farquar and the album, contact:
Allen Morrison, (516)509-8453 / amorrison2@yahoo.com