With the passing of Las Vegas’ beloved iconic performer Eydie Gorme at the age of 84, and the continue requests we receive from readers wondering where they can still see traditional lounge music (pretty much nowhere, casinos consider it too expensive), we pulled up a couple videos of the same song: This Could Be The Start Of Something Big.
This undated video taken from later in their career goes back to the sound that made Las Vegas famous in the Rat Pack era.
First done by Steve and Eydie themselves, then recreated Chris Phillips, the man keeping the Rat Pack, maverick spirit of Las Vegas alive.
Local Las Vegas performer Chris “Zowie Bowie” and his (then) long-time girlfriend re-create the Steve and Eydie performance during the 2008 Miss USA show from Las Vegas. Although known for his high-energy current pop-based lounge show, Phillips is on a continual quest to bring back the Vintage Vegas feel and performances.
We support that effort. Dinner, a major show, then seeing a great act in the lounge later into the evening is part of what made Las Vegas great!