Blast from the past.
After all the serious stuff today, I thought I’d post a little infotainment.
Village People ‘Cop’ in Trouble With Law. I know, it’s not hard news or commentary, but when I read this, and of course saw the picture, I remember those carefree days when I was in high school in NYC and this group was all over the radio. My friend Carole had at least two of their albums.
What was so funny is that even in this outrageous getup, there were women that cooed over these dudes thinking that they were straight. Well, I don’t know if they were all gay (I think the “cop” was married to Bill Cosby’s TV wife), but please. Remember that godawful flick they made, Can’t Stop the Music (directed by Nancy Walker – aka Rosie the Waitress, the Bounty paper towel ad mascot)? Besides being one of the worst films ever, it had a constellation of bad acting in it, including a jaw-droppingly bad performance by a pre-surgically destroyed Olympian Bruce Jenner.
Anyway, this looks like a pathetic fall from partying at Studio 54 with Liza and Halston.
Victor Edward Willis, the original policeman in the 1970s music group the Village People, was arrested by real police who allegedly found a gun and drugs in his convertible. Victor Edward Willis, the original Village People “cop,” in front of the other members of the legendary Disco group.
Willis, who co-wrote disco hits such as “Macho Man” and “In the Navy” before leaving the Village People in the late 1970s, was taken into custody Monday after an officer stopped his Chevrolet Corvette. Police said Willis didn’t have a valid license or identification and at first lied about his name and residence. Inside the car, the officer found a .45-caliber handgun as well as rock cocaine and drug paraphernalia, police said.
Traces of cocaine and other paraphernalia were also found his home at a mobile home park in Daly City, just south of San Francisco, police said. Willis also had an outstanding felony warrant for possession of narcotics.