Backstage Secrets Hidden And Not Meant For The Audience

February 17, 2024

George Savalas (Detective Stavros) and Telly Savalas were in the TV series Kojak and siblings in real life. (1975

Our favorite musicians give us great performances in the studio and on stage, but backstage glimpses and behind-the-scenes facts tell us even more. They are human beings who sometimes keep it real and other times behave like divas. Some of their behavior is relatable and other things they do will blow your mind. In the end, it's a loop that tells you more about the music you already love -- take a look at these scenes of performers living everyday lives and enjoy these tales of what happened backstage and stories behind the moments that made them pop stars and rock gods.

Source: Reddit

Meet Telly Savalas and George Savalas, brothers and actors, in a scene from the popular 1970s TV series Kojak. Telly Savalas plays the lead character, Lt. Theo Kojak, a tough and streetwise New York City detective. George Savalas plays the character of Detective Stavros, Kojak's partner.

The show ran from 1973 to 1978, and it was known for its gritty and realistic portrayal of crime and police work in New York City, as well as Telly Savalas's portrayal of the iconic character of Kojak. The show was a critical and commercial success and helped establish Telly Savalas as a household name.

If You Want to Meet Robert De Niro, Write A Song About Him

Bananarama. Source: Reddit

The girl group Bananarama had a string of hits in the '80s (moreso in their native UK than the States), and one of them was the curiously titled "Robert De Niro's Waiting." They have explained that the song is about fantasizing about an unattainable celebrity as a mechanism to avoid a real-world relationship. There's also a subtext of date rape that the band sometimes touted, but at other times denied.

Keren Woodward, Siobhan Fahey and Sara Dallin really were big De Niro fans, and the song did earn them a meeting with the star himself. "When the song came out, he was in the UK filming Brazil, and he invited us for a drink at Kettners in Soho," they recalled for The Guardian. "We were all sitting there when this guy knocked on the window. It was a freezing winter’s night and he had a bobble hat and glasses on, and we just thought: 'Who is that person trying to catch our attention?' We’d no idea it was him. He had his producer with him, who did most of the talking. I think De Niro was quite shy. But of course the whole place was filled with our friends and boyfriends – all sitting at different tables trying to sneak a look at him."