70s Artist Watch:Leif Garrett

Born in 1961 this guy became a teen idol both in TV and in the THE MUSIC OF THE 70S pop charts. His good looks and talent made him a worldwide celebrity. His pop career we will look at, but it came to an end in 1979 after he was involved in a car accident, in which his passenger was left paralysed. This left Garrett with a $7 million fine, and  doubt on his actions on the day of the accident.




He had several singles out in the US, including  the 1978 version of "Runaround Sue", originally a hit by Dion  in 1961, and "The Wanderer"another Dion hit.

His biggest hit came in 1979 with the great "I Was Made For Dancing".THE MUSIC OF THE 70S gave him that big hit, and after that his singles were very small hits including "Feel The Need".


Here is a 1979 Australian TV interview with Leif.



UPDATE 2010
 Former teen heartthrob Leif Garrett pleaded no contest Friday to heroin possession in Los Angeles and will enter a drug rehab program.
Garrett, 48, was arrested in February after authorities found him carrying heroin in a Los Angeles subway station.
He has had a series of drug arrests since the height of his popularity in the 1970s.

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