Sammy davis jr

Explore the incredible life and legacy of Sammy Davis Jr., the iconic entertainer who broke barriers and captivated audiences. Learn about his music, acting career, activism, and more.
"The Candy Man" is a song which originally appeared in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  It was written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley specifically for the film. The song is best known through Sammy Davis, Jr.'s version, which appears on the Sammy Davis Jr. Now album. Though he admitted to hating the song, finding it too saccharine, it became his only number-one hit, spending three weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Jazz, Joey Bishop, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Davis, Famous People, Famous Black, Actors

The timing couldn’t have been better with this song. It’s Easter time and the airwaves are full of an infectious tune about a man covering things in chocolate and making the world taste good. I still believed in the Easter Bunny, and figured if that cool, cool rabbit could sing, he’d sound much like Sammy. Easter meant an egg hunt first thing out of bed, and then we left the ranch to go to the city to see both of my grandmas, who gave me lots of candy and a paddle ball. Nothing better than…