Top swingers commercials
In honor of getting a little honesty back in our lives here is a collection of the 12 best Leon commercials.
Note: At the bottom, read more about the actor who played Leon and subsequently was traded for 60 cases of beer. As Paul Harvey would say, “And now, the rest of the story”.
The actor who played Leon in the Budweiser commercials is actually Nigel Thatch.
Thatch was a minor league baseball player and has the dubious honor of being traded from the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League to the Fullerton Flyers of the Golden Baseball League in exchange for 60 cases of Budweiser.
These are songs you would hear 'playing on a jukebox in a country pub, at a summer barbecue', and they are the ones 'we sing along loudly with at the rugby'.In total, seven songs written by Dobbyn made the list, and this was a greater number than for any other songwriter.In the list voted by APRA, five songs written by Dobbyn were in the top 30, confirming his status as one of the country's most successful songwriters.That got me to remembering those “Leon” commercials Budweiser was airing a few years back.You probably remember Leon as the self-absorbed athlete, speaking in the third-person, that was more concerned with his appearance and endorsements than winning a game.
His band, the Fourmyula, took this acoustic song to number one on the New Zealand charts in January 1970.